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VOL. LXXV. No. 12 



NEW YORK Cmr, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1SI24 



56 PAGES 



OUTDOOR 'DICTATION' FLOPS 



iLANTAWAS AGAINST LYCEUM; 
GOING m HAU^ AND THEATRES 



Puurles G. Palmer, Head of K. K. K. in IllinoU and 
Creator of Klaaqua KJantauquas, Gives Scope in 
First Intenrieir — ^No Money Making Objecttre 



Chicago, Auc S. 
KUntauqua* wUI contlirae 
the QUI and winter months, 
; taailfl and op«ra hotwea instead 
I tents. 

This «tU Institute the first op- 
litlon the Xiyceum circuits hare 
ezperieoced, as it directly cuts 
I on their field. 

. JJl Klantauquas on the road are 
>w being equipped with specially 
(Continued on page 50) 



OPERA NEXT 
SEASON ON 
RADIO 



Chicago. Aug. %. 
To hear the opera next season thcr 
liuaio lovers will have to go to the 
NNra and pay. 

.With this decision is another — 
Skat the local broadcasting o( opera 
tl discontinued, and for ail time, 
lest seeuion, during which the op- 
iyj»» was freely broadcast, it became 
MHHdent that the cheaper seats re- 
IpWned unfilled. 
^- 

MINISTER IN LEAD 



"^hfnk You" Next Play by Lake 
Placid Club 

p'V ■ lAke Placid, N. Y., Aug. S. 

F J Behearsals are now being held for 

i 'Thank You,"' the second of the 

plays which John Golden has given 

'oyalty-free for production at the 

»*ke Placid Club. 

.The lead is to be played by Dr. 
Henry E. Cobb, a New York divine, 
8>»*8t at the club. The other roles 
*U1 be played by guests and em- 
~ as was the case with the 

mentation of "The First Year." 




HELLO, SUCOR! 



The first of a asrias of anec- 
dotes from th« colorful lif* 
and rare personality of ths 
fats Harry N. TamnrMn, ba- 
loved showman and aiditar, 
appeared in last week's issue 
and was hailed as a tid-bid of 
refreshing reminiscence. 

Publication will continue in- 
isms by one who knew him 
definitely of typical Tammen- 
intimately and loved him much. 

Watch for the weekly "Hello, 
Suckerl" stories. 

"Hello, Suckerl" in this issue 
is on pa)H 34. 



cMm ii[RS 

FIILTOMimiTIIIX 
UMinEE 



MABEL NORMAND OFF 
^0 GOOD CIRCLES" 

"Pranks" Are Now Out for 

Picture Star — Continuing 

With Sennett 



Los Angeles, Aug. 5. 

Mabel Normand is tl^rough with 
pranks and traveling in circles 
which'do her no good. Such Is the 
statement she has made to Variety. 

Miss Normand says she has 
turned over a new leaf; that since 
the Dines shooting affair she haul 
not come into contact with either 
Dines or Edna Purviance, and Mabel 
(Continued on page 53) 



DUCK OF A FISH STORY 

Piltsfleld, Ma.s8., Aug. 5. 

Charles Dubers has trained a 
duck to flsh in Onata Lake, Pitts- 
fleld. He ties a fish line and a 
baited hook to the leg of a tame 
duel- and lets the duck swim back 
and forth across the lake. 

According to Dubers the duck 
Hwnm across the lake and back 
eight limos, bringing a pickerel 
each trip. 



Bi 

VV. J. 
politic, 
in his . 
natlon.'il 
A.ssoclat 
eat mr 
paying 
porta. •. 



II Bryan, Good Pay 

Chicago, Aug. 5 
nryan. In spite at his busy 

life, finds ti»ne to fiend 
early checljrto the Inter- 

I.,yccum md Chautauqua 
ion He is one of the old- 
bers, and one of the best 
one*, the association ro- 



!*• Legi«biHy« Coa»- 
iMpmM of Little 
Um Tkroofh Members in 
Majorttjr DisregMrdinc the 
Comeuttee't Doe* and 
Raim for ReguiMtiea ofi 
Outdoor AanuemeBtt — 
Dick ColKiu, Pepvty Cbm- 
misMoner* Quits Disciuted 
—Of 74 Menbers Left in 
Committee, 80 Not in 
Good StandjnK — ^Tom L. 
Johnson Resiarning 

FIRST **CZAR- FAILURE 



MAUDE ADAMS MAY RETURN TO 
PLAY IN SHAW^ "SADTT JOAT 



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NegotiatioiM Now Under Cloiwideratidn hj Famom 
aikI Populwr SCM^--Skelck of Can«r>-tw» li 
dents Attacked — Reasons. for Great Success 



Chicago, Aug:. S. 
With the end of the .Showmen's 
I^egislative Committee, now In sight, 
comes the first crash of the amuse- 
ment regulator, or "Csar," of which 
there are three. Will H. Hays is 
in the successful lead of the picture 
industry. Augustus Thomas has 
(Continued on page 30) 



^TTffi RIVAI5" WITH 
MRS. FISKE AND STARS 



Charles L Wagner Piloting 
One-Night Tour in Con- 
cert Fashion 



An all-star revival of "The 
Revivals" is planned for the big 
cities this year, headed by Mrs. 
Fiske, with each engagement for 
one night and to be played in the 
(Continued on page S3) 



USE FOR MAKE-UP 



Vt. Garage Man Wise on Lip Stick 
and Powder Puff 



Brattleboro, Vt., Aug. 5. 

A new use for lip-sticks and pow- 
der puffs has been discovered here. 
Paul i/annin. song writer, and Con - 
gressroan Frank Oliver, of the 
Bronx, New York City, drove into 
town and stopped at a garage. 

One asked the proprietor how 
their auto headlight reflectors could 
he brightened in accordance with 
the state law. The garage man. sug- 
gested that the reflectors be given 
a coaling of lip-sHck and then a 
powder puff be used to remove the 
creamy m^aM 

They did. 

It worked. 



Character Actress . 
Always Kept Busy 



A character actresa applytnc 
for' a Job from one of tha Broad- 
way casting agents pulled a nifty 
last week. Her face wa« fa- 
mUtar, bat the caster couldn't 
place her (and that goes both 
ways). Finally he asked what 
she had been doing last season, 
which elicited the retort: 

"Most of the time I was om- 
tng In to «ee you and the other 
days I was rehearsing at Bryant 
ball in shows that never got out 
of rehearsal." 



Maude Adams may return t* tb» 
•tace this aeasoa. In tba tltte r«b» 
of Oeorge Berasrd Shaw's "Sstat 
Joan," wbteli B. C. Wbltner k«s. 
takan over from the Theatre ChdM 
and wlU tour. 

Necotlatlons are now on with this 
moat famous of AoMrlcan actreas— i 
who returned from abroad last 
Monday. She has played the Joan 
role In a play by Scheltar and la 
(Continued on pac* 4t) 



LEGION AGAINST 
DEMPSEY ON SCREEN 

Movement Inaugurated by 
Mass. Post — Resolution to 
Go Before Nat'l Convention 



Maiden, Mass., Aug. 5. 

The Maiden Post of the American 
Legion has launched what la In- 
tended to be the start of a national 
campaign again.<)t Jack Dempsey as 
a hero of the screen. 

The veterans unanimously have 
adopted a resolution catling upon 
the delegates to the state conven- 
tion of the Liegion, to be held In 
Pittsflcld later this month, to in- 
sure action in every city that has 
a post. A copy of the resolution 
has been ordered sent to the na- 
tional convention of the L<egion, 
which will be held in San Francisco 
in September. 

The Maiden veterans want Demp- 
sey banished from the screen unless 
he confines his appearances to the 
role of a pugilist. 



Quartet of "Names" 

A concert novelty of the new sea- 
son will be a cjuarfet consisting of 
Mme. Prances Alda (wife of Ouilio 
Oatti-CasAJSza, director of tho Met- 
ropolitan), Carolina lAzzarr. I..aw- 
renre Tibett and .another singer ds 
yet unannounced. They are routed 
for October through Charles 1/ 
Wagner, manager. 

A quartet organization containing 
such names has not appeared in 
concert bookings here for many 
years. 



K-I^Y POSTED 
GREEHNGOF 



Los Angeles, Aug. 5. 

K-r-a-Y! 

That Is not the nigning off of' a 
broadcasting station, but is a greet- 
ing to those who know or are lni> 
tiated into the secret order of tha 
Ku Kluz Klan. It means "Klana< 
man, I Oreet You!" 

During the past few months the 
Klan has muster^'d considerable 
strengfth in Southern California an* 
the entire Stata. It is claimed that 
there are around 125,000 members 
of the "White Robe" organization 
(Continued on pa^e 4S) 



THIRD OPERA PRIMA 

Mm*, de Cisneros Following lnt»- 
Vaudeville 



Mme. EJIeanora de Cisneros, tlM 
flr«t American woman to sing In 
the Metropolitan Opera, will open in 
Keith vaudeville at Mt. Vernon. 
N Y. Aug. 8. 

With Mme. de Cisneros on Kellh 
time, this circuit now has three fa- 
mous prima donnas, the most prom- 
inent being Mme Johanna Qadskl, 
who comes ovor in October for a 
vaud<-ville tour: Mme. Bernica d*- 
I'aflqu.'Ui. now plivylng, and Mme. 
Cisneros. 



COSTUMCfll 

Yours for next season 

should be ordered now 

FRUM 

BROOKS-MAHIEU 

1437 n-way T*l »SM Prnn. N. T. ONr 
1 1tCXX) Costumes for Rentsi 



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CABLE 

8 St. Martih 



ADDRESS, VARIETY, LONDON I? n D 17 I H N 
TUii's PUce, Trafalgar Square T U II li 1 ^ « 



> VARIETY'S .LONDON OFFICE , , , , 
2096-3199 Recent Wednesday, August 6, 1934 



ENGLAND'S HIGHEST ART MATRE 
HAS NEVER YET MADE A BEAN 




SHAW rN ORIGINAL 



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"Katja, the Dancer," Must Suffer for 18 Weeks Out- 
side of London — New Play by Galsworthy at 
Haymarket 



London, July 28, 
I The Birmingham Repertory, 
i^hich has been closed since the 
new year, will be reopened by 
Barry Jackson In the fall. This has 
been made possible by the publip 
subscribing $15,000 in advance for 
seats. 

By many t!he Birmingham Reper- 
tory theatre has been adjudged the 
highest art theatre in England, 
though during the dozen years of 
its existence It has never put a 
bean into the pockets of the pro- 
prietors. • :.'.-■• 



GERMAN SYSTEM 
OF FINANCE 
IN LONDON 



English Company Doing Plays In 

Paris, Aug. 5. 

A company of British players 
: known as the Charles Macdona 
troupe Is being formed to give 
Belrnai-d Sh'aW til the original at the 
Theatre Albert I. this Ynonth, Com- 
mencing *lth "PyginaUon." Shaw's 
repertoire will follow if proper 
patronage Is shown. 

The troupe Includes Tom Mow- 
bray (the dustman in "Pygmalion), 
Howlson Culft (Dubedate in "The 
Doctor's Dilemma"), Philip Godfrey 
(role of Walpole), George S. Wray 
(Prof. Higgins), Florence Jackson 
(Eliza), Valerie Richards (part of 
Ann in "Man and Superman"), Bes- 
sie Rlgnold (Mrs. Gilbey in "Fanny's 
First Play"). 



James White's new musical play 
by Jean Gilbert, entitled "Katja, 
the Dancer," will endure the test of 
an 18 weeks' provincial tour before 
reaching London. 



The death Is announced from 
heart disease at the age of 67. of 
(Continued on page 4) 



JAMS SONG WAS 
, COPYRIGHTED 



American Artiste Agreed 
I Not to Perform "Flore 
D'Amore" 

\ — 



^ .... London, Aug. i. 

Elsie Janls agreed to suspend her 
performance of "Flore D'Amore" as 
a Song and d:ince, followlrig the out- 
come of an action brought against 
her in the High Court by Cecile 
Sartbris of J^aris. 

Mile. Sartoris alleged a copyright 
on the number.' Mist Janis said she 
had had no intention of infringing 
upon any one's rights and would not 
again use tho' number pending the 
trial of the action. 

The Janis show closed Saturday 
at the Queea'8. It will be followed 
there by an unnamed play as yet by 
Walter Hackett. Basil Dean will 
produce it, with J. H. Roberts n« 
Marion Lome (Mrs. Hackett) in the 
cast. 



England Expects German 

Film Inrush With 

Tariff Raising 



London, Aug. B. 

Picture production output in this 
country has never been lower than 
it Is today. The StoU company 
seeme to be the Only concerri going 
out for a number of feat\ires; Gau- 
mont is making one picture at a 
time; Ideal doing nothing, and only 
a few independents are working. 

With the raising of the McKenna 
tariff there is certain to be a big 
inrush of German films. Alreatty 
Teuton firms are making arraiige- 
ments to open offices here. 

A German financier called Schlo«s 
is in this country and in co-opera- 
tion with an Englishman is making 
efforts to establish a concern on 
the same lines as one he is running 
in Germ'&ny and Auetrla. Schloss 
is elusive and refuses to speak about 
his plans, but from leakage it can 
be gathered his concern lands pro- 
ducers the capital for their pic- 
tured on eha^ing terms. It then 
rfents the features to exhibitors, who 
giVe bills falling due when the pic- 
tures ar'e shown. The banking end 
of the concern discounts the bills. 
Th^' ezhibltdii' hae to pay up on de- 
mand or get a renewal of the bill, 
which Is granted on bank rates of 
interest. 

By these means the concern is 
winning at both ends; the pictures 
are on sharing terms and ihtereet 
, is coming in from the bill renewals. 

It looks'very easy tb the ordinary 
exhibitor and' British showmen are 
likely to fall for It without rcaliz- 
ihg they are paying' Interest while 
still owing the capital inetea'd of 
merely owing the capital as an ordi- 
nary business debt. 



"THE MARLBOROUGH" 



LEW CODY COURTING 
NORA BAYES; ACCIDENT! 

Returning from Brighton Sun- 
day Night They Skidde(^ 
Miss Bayes Not Hurt Much 



. London, Aug. 5. 

Returning' from Brighton Sunday 
evening in the rain, the automobile 
containing Nora Bayes and Lew 
Cody skidded and overturned, 
slightly Injuring the occupants. 

Miss Bayes suffered abrasions to 
one of her* arms and Coifly'ii scalp 
W(i8 lacerated, but the chauffeur 
.was the most seriously afflicted, 
breaking two ribs. 

Cody has been paying assiduous 
court to Miss Bayes over here. 



CHILD EMPLOTMENT IH PA£IS 

Paris, Aug. 5. 

The local police is calling at- 
tention to regulations, little ob- 
served, relative to the employment 
of children In public amusements. 

A child iinder 13 cannot be em- 
ployed without special police au- 
thorization. This is readily granted 
for those' not under nine, provided 
for not more than 15 perfqlrmahces 
per month aild juistiflCation by man- 
ager that child remains at schbol. 

The real name of the child must 
not appear on any of the adver- 
tising matter. 



'ENTEE KTKT" STABTDIG OUT 

London, Aug. S. 

A musical version of the farce 
"Enter Klki," produced at the 
Playhouse, will be sent on tour 
this month. After visiting the pro- 
vincial and suburban houses it will 
probably come to the 'West End. 

The cast Includes Ella Retford, 
Marie Blanche, John Humphries, 
Alec Fraser. 



Play of Persons Long Time 
Dead 



Ivondon, Aug. 5. 

Fred Terry and Julia Neilson, 
who continue to tour in costume 
drama, are coming, out in a new 
play by F. F. W. Ryan, "The Marl- 
borough." 

The subject mattef concerns the 
famous Duke, his wife and Queen 
Anne, all dead a long, long time.- 



ASTAIRES RETURNING 

I-ondon, Aug. 5'. 
Following their rngaKemcnt with 
"Stop Flirting," the Astalres s.ail 
for New York to open in a new 
play by Guy Bolton, the music of 
which has been specially written by 
George Gershwin. The new pl.iy 
will be produced by Alex A. Aarona, 
responsible for the Astalres intro- 
duction to England, where they 
have created a record success. 



Eight West Enders Dark 

London, Aug. 15. 

Despite the boom Wembley was 

hoped to bring about, eight 'West 

End houses are r.ow dark. These 

are His Majesty's, Covent Garden, 



Drury 


Lane, 


Garrick, 


Oxford, 


I'alace, 


Royalty 


an 


d Scala 






Others 


may 


be 


added 


to 


the 


number. 













LONDON'S LARGE THEATRES 



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WILLIAM MORRIS 

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London, July 28. 

The larger legit theatres of London have an uncertain future. 
There are two factors responsible for this. Firstly, the greatly in- 
creased cbst of running and production, which Is felt doubly and 
trebly in a houi^ like Drury Lane, which requires acres of . canvas 
to fill thb stage and a hnge crew to handle the otuff. Secondly, th6' 
decline of spectacular drama and large scale melodrama. People 
are more satisfied to see this form of entertainment through' the 
medium of the movies, where, geherally speaking, prices are less 
and the seat's more comfortable. ; 

The four largest theatres devoted to the legitimate are Drury Lane, 
the Lyceum, Prince's and His Majesty's. All these houses have a 
keen problem before them — how to keep alive. In the last Ave years 
Drury I^ne has only had two succfesses, "The Garden of Allah" and 
"Decameron Nipht.s," against several costly failures. 

In an attempt to restore the, ancient glories of the house, Basil 
Dean, the producer-de-luxe of London, 'was called in. The result 
was "London Life," the worst failure of all. The theatre Is now 
closed while th,e directors decide jwhat is to be done to find, the 
kind of play that will jKiy in this historic playhouse. 
Fortune in Lyceum 

The Lyceum in the old days secured a fortune for Its owners, the 
Melville . brothers (Walter and Fred), with popular melodrama at 
popular prices. But that commodity seems dead, for recently drama 
after drama has taken money from their bank account Instead of 
adding to it. Thoy have now changed the policy of their' house, 
going over to musical comedy, a revival of "The Merry Widow"' bei'ng 
the first effort in this lino. ; 

Prince'.s is a theatre with no policy. The one thing that always 
pays there Is the season of the rVOyly Carte Opera Company. When 
this rmiHhcR tlicrc is aii undetermined futuce before Frinee's. i 

His M.'uesty's, pnoc the .Iheatric.il home of Sir Herbert Tree and 
the most fashionable of Londorj's 'theatres, has had more failures 
than succc.xsca since the (Ive-year run of "Chu Chfn Chow*'" Nobody 
is anxiovis to run playn there, and lit may be > given ' oVer to feaitui'e 
films, temporarily or p6rmancntly. . ' ; • ' 

These large theatres are becoming more and morc< t.-lboo. Per- 
haps the ideal houses fOr size are of 1,800 capadlty. Bxpensea ore 
less and sufllcicnt money can bo held whea <h* ho^sc* is^ full lo 
further the filling of' the mahahemfnt's coffers. The incolmings dl 
smaller theatrr.M, like tVie Anibas.sador's, when absolutely chocker-< 
block only give a small margin over outgoings. Like the big thea- 
tres, they are equally unprorttablfc propositions, except that they 
require a lesser bank balance to finance. 



The Lake Hopatcong Trio, other- 
wise known as, left to right: Joe 
Cook, Dave Chasen and Frank Van 
Hoven. 

Mr. Cook win star this coming 
season in BJarl Carroll's "Vanities." 
Dave Chasen will also be in the cast, 
and Frank Van Hoven doesn't know 
what he- will do. The "Vanities" had 
a chat with his agent; Rufus Le 
Maire thought he'd flt in the new 
Winter Garden show. Both the big 
circuits in Australia thought 1,600 
a, lot of money, but for him and Jean 
Middleton they would consider 
1,250, flrst-class fares over and back. 
Then this Van Hoven tellow has a 
three-year contract in England, and 
an independent agent oiTered him 
and Jean Middleton 40 grand weeks 
at a lot oj sugar. At present be is 
working, as is she, foi^ the little 
agent, Mr. Sdward 8. Keller. 

Lots of people said Van Hoven 
was crazy boosting Dave Chasen. 
Look' ait Dave today, and only start- 
ing. ■ 

FRANK VAN HOVEN 

p. S. — I hold a record for picking 
acts that will be a riot in England. 
I pick. Knox and Inman. I am with 
my old pal, Chinko, the boy Juggler, 
this week, who topped all the bills 
over here a few years ago and still 
goln^ big. Bronson and Renee owe 
me a letter, as does Prince Ludwig. 
Get after that big stiff. Bill, make 
him write. 

Joe Plynn, you should have your 
book by now. Jim Manning, I miss 
you, but DaVfe, the ten-center, I misd 
the most. . .' . . 

Give my best to Jack's SftTidwich 
shop, where the only eandwtch you 
can get is the one you bring in with 
you- . 1 ^ 



"ODD SPOr BAII 



London, Aug. 5. 

A friendly first night audience 
gave Andre Chariot's '^The Odd 
Spot," the new revue at the Vaude- 
ville theatre, a nice reception but 
the show isn't there. i 

The book is bad and the music 
wretched. 

Binnle ,Hale and Jack Deverefl in 
leads are wasted. 

"The Odd Spot" is the term over 
here for booze. It was thought with 
the city full o' Americana tfiat 
might be an added attraction. . 

This new show got a pubUcity 
break vh^n Edward Dolly, wro 
staged K, married Velma Deane of 
the company. The papers used it 
for a leading news story , through 
stating the marriage had occurre4 
after an acquaintance of three days;. 
That was near enough for publicity 
purposes but the marriage had been 
considerable delayed through the 
bride's illnera. . 



Madge Stuart, among the most 
p^ular Ettglish screen players, had 
bibn announced to make a stage 
appearance in "The Odd Spot," but 
Mies Stuart was not mentioned in 
the cabled report above.. 



DRURY'S AUTUMN DRAMA 

London, Aug. 5. 

The new autumn drama at Drury 
Lane will be Written by Arthur 
Shirley and Ian Hay. 

Basil Dean will produce and 
Henry Alnley will play the leading 
part. 



Theatre- Antoine Open With Farce 
Paris, July 28. 
Rlvtrs wUl run a short summer 
season at the Antolne, giving this 
Week "Lrt Femme de mow ami," 
a farce which had a good run some 
year«i aM.- ' ' 



LEADS LONDOirS 
NIGHT UFEI 

— ' 'i/ 

Strand Losing Prestige— «. 
Cecil and Savoy Hotels i 



Slipping 






London, July 28. 

For the moment cabaret life in 
Lohd6n has almost come to a standi 
still. The Cafe de Paris is closln.. 
the "Metropole Follies" are movlnf 
to Os'tendfor August, the Queens 
Hall Roof 1* already closed, an4 
the' Grafton is probably doing tli| 
same until the winter months wia 
back the night -life loviers from the 
moors, seaside and riirer. 

Standing out from the>est is the 
Piccadilly Hotel, one of the young, 
est cjibaret exploiters, tJut one ^ 
the most enterprising. This estab* 
lis'hment, far from following tke 
general "warm weather panic," 'i» 
carryln gon and is moreover find- 
ing itself in a. position to raise 
its price*.' Originally- it made a 
bid fgr jpopularity by a, cut prjco 
of 15 shillings and six penc;e, but 
in the future the' ilgure will b« 
a guinea. 

A rise^ in 8ca,le ftt this tim« ia 
something like a record and a high 
cmopUment to the show as most 
niann^esixents Invarialh^V try. to 
tempt a'laggard public t^ reducing. 

On top . of this the management 
is doubling its entertainment al- 
lowance and a new show is being 
put on tonight. The truth about 
the Piccadilly success *ls that the 
hotel is gradually becoming the hub 
of London's night life and the 
meeting place of artistic and Bo- 
hemian .America. 

'' Strand Lost Position 

I'he Strand has for the past 10 
years lost its position in the the- 
atrical and artistlp London. One 
can walk Its length and breadth 
without meeting a fanihlar' face. 
Its great hotels, C^cll 'and Savoy, 
are losin'g ground and popularity 
with the professions. 

Evferythhig is migrating west' 
ward'i Leicester Square 'a*d Pic- 
cadilly are l>ecomini; ' more taai 
more 'the rendexvbuf -of all classes 
of players, and the Piccadilly in 
particular is rapidly becoming the 
acknowledged headquarters of Lon* 
don's night life and gaiety.- 



THIEVES AROUND ^ 

Grace Kenny Loses Vanity Case Ifl 
Casting Office ^ 

Evidence that the ]lght-flngere'4i 
gentry are active again in the cast''* 
ing offices in the Broadway distri(^ 
was brought home last week whea 
a series of petty thefts were re* 
ported to the police. 

Probably the heaviest loser wad 
Grace. Kenny, prima donna,, who lost 
an expensive vanity ease containing 
$40 la cash and other effects. Th4' 
case was stolen in Leslie Morosco'# 
office in the Gaiety theatre building. 
The actress had been summoned t4 
the office for a prospective engagAM 
ment. She placed the bag on ttul 
desk' of tbe reception room and for'', 
got to take It 'with her when callea 
into' the private office. In eonferencd 
with Moroeco less than lOminuteili 
when she returned for the bag A 
was gone. 

,. '.^ : :% 

PLACmia MUSICAL "PEG" 

London, Aug. 5. 

To. place "Peg o' My Dreams" Ifc 

its musical form in a London West 

End theatre appears to be the malfi 

motive for Arthur Klein's visit here. 



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SAUINOS ^■ 

Aug. 5 (London to New York), 
Maurice Goodman (Leviathan). 

Aug. 5 (New York to London) 
Changing Pollock and Mrs. Pollock 
(Anna Marble) and daughter, SarW 
Sothern (Aquitania). " 

Aug. .6 (London to New Y(vl<>t^ 
Gertrude Hoffman (Leviathan). ' 

Aug. 5 (London to New York)/' 
Marcus Loew, L«e Shu'jert, Billy 
Gaxton» Martin Broone. (Levia- 
ihan)* ' • • 



TBIiRrUONF. KMMOOTT MZO 



THE TILLER DANCING SCHOOLS 



JOHN Tir.LBR 

Prealdent 

MAl^T nsAT) 

8«cretary 



iJkMi 



OF AMERICA, Inc. 

TEMPORARV ADDHtSS 

225 West 69th Street 
^ ^EW, YORl^ 



Director* 

MAnr KEAD , 

ItBNBI TOUD 

Attorney 

NATHAN BUllKAN 



^^l^^jggmiiyig^ 



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Wednesdajr, August 6, 1924 



'■jr. 



FOREIGN 



■^If --Tt ••«P»>.,.1I». ■ 



VARIETY 



GERMAN WORKERS' LOW WAGES; 
m AMUSEMENTS ARE HEALTHY 



rArerftge Cost of Liriiig 37.37 Gold Madci; Highett 
Worker't $»buT» 3S to 40 Gold M«rk».-Uiiem 
plojrment IncreMuig 



LADY DUNA WITH 
1ilRACLE''-REINIURiyT 

Engliih Titled Actress Playing 
s^O Performances Com- 
mencing Aug. 17 



-° .' Washlnston, Auff. B. 

• How do the German* do It. won- 

;'<*er oJMclaU here In Wa«hlngrton. 
Reoorts coming through from Ume 
to tJme have It .the thealrea. 
cabarets and other forms of AmUse- 
nents are consUnly attracting 
food-slzed audience*. 

Further report* coming through 
official channels state: "Wages In 
Cermany. except for highly skilled 
Trorkets. are now considerably be- 
low the minimum expenditures 
necessary for the maintenance of a 
rational living standard." 

Unemployment Is again on ^ the 
Increaae. which will shortly create 

- an oversupply of workers, with It 
b^lng doubtful If Germans will 
ever be able to force Vage* up- 
ward, although the prices of all life 
necessities are Increasing con- 

sUntly. 

According to statlotlcs, the aver- 
age cost of living for a German 
r tunlly of four U 17.87 gold marks 
h ptT we^k. The wages of the blgh- 
J-»8t skilled worker is set between 
i,< 16 and 40 gold marks. 
it?' ■:.: 

l-SAUr IN PARK 
I OPENING NEW APOLLO 



mtier of Season's Planned 
.' Plays— Youiig Nathanson's 
Piece at Nuchel 



if*-. 



"Le Qreluchon 



Paris. Aug. 5. 
Dellcat" by the 



|:^uthful JacquM Natanaon Is listed 
i l»y Trebor A Brigon for the The- 
^; §tre Michel. 
?f' "1* Cheln que Rapporte,'\by Ar- 

aont and Qerbidon. will be at the 

PotlBlera for the beginning of the 
iv *ew season, with B«lleres, Arbu- 
L. eourt, Marguerite Deval and Maud 
ti -Xots in the leads. 

• "Nenette," by Andre -Plcard, will 
1,.-%% featured at the Mathurina. 
jii "li'Homme qui Veut dea Juges," 
l^.kr Henri Soumagne, Is to be given 
%.i>f Lugne Poe at the Oeuvre. 
M- "Ne Salt Quand Revlendra," by 
^'^Mareel Achard, will be produced at 
^r'lhe Vleux Colombler. 
I 'The American "Bally," adapted to 
!^ Im French by C. A. Carpentler and 

Kobert Dieudoane, la to Inaugurate 
lie new ApoUo by F. Salbert dur- 
the jrlnter. 

A. '''- " 

f ^u^ian Play on Belief 
f-^ litonkey Race Can Speak 

Paris, Aug. 5. 
(ji,. 'There is « belief the monkey race 
yjhut apeak, but refuses to do »o, 
% m»Lcln g man would put them to 
- %ork. • \ 

Rene Fauchols has ^rtitttin a com- 
^ tdy, "Le Singe qui Parle," to be pre-^ 
■•Bted by Rene Rocher (who 
Mcaped from the Comedie Fran- 
chise) at the Theatre Caumartin tn 
October, with Alice Cocea. 
■ l«rner, a vaudeville star, will Im- 

Csonate the monkey, which 
aks. 



|lDfiI£ 7AHIB' TIMS SET BACK 

Paris, Aug. t. 
'r. The time of opening on the Or- 
^^eum Circuit has been mutually 
Mrreed upon between the Circuit and 
B'sie Jan Is for Sept. 21. 

The first date aet for Miss Janis 
*M Sept. 4. She will start the Or- 
Phaum tour at Sap Francisco. 



SEASON mETS 

.'For^^ 

Empire, London, Hits 

Upon ^lan to Get Their* 

Too and in Lump Sum 



London. Aug. S. 

No one has any pity on a "John" 
nnd the Empire, London, la proving 
It through having framed a ^laason's 
admission ticket to the vaudeville 
hall for Ave guli.eas. 

Five guineas over 'lier^ is about 
125 over your way. A guinea. is a 
pound and a shilling, but literally 
figurative only as there is no Eng- 
lish bill nor coin of. that exact de- 
nommatlon. -^,^ 

Sir Alfred Butt runs the Empire. 
He must" have either noted^ the 
"Johns" hanging around or tne ab- 
sence of them. The season's rate 
in a bulk stim is believed to be 
aimed for the John trade as an 
Inducement for them to drop in 
often without having to pony up 
but once and that for the season's 
pass. 

Another persuader for the coin 
of the Johnnies is that after the 
doorman ^ows to know they own 
a season's ticket for th4 Empire, 
they can leave the ticket at home 
and paas In the front door wHh a 
wave of tilfe band. 
' That's great for a "John," and 
In New Tork there's many a one 
who gladly would pay for that 
privilege. 

Up to date jiothlog has been an- 
nounced as to the mimber of sea- 
son ticket* sold nor as to whether 
the J6hna are falling, but there has 
not bean noted any long line at the 
Eteplre'a box office. * 



London, Aug. •. 

Commencing Aug. 17 Lady Diana 
Manners will play a series of 10 
performances of "The Miracle" at 
SalxDurg. 

The reproduction wiU l>e under 
the direction, of Max Relnhardt. 



It has been announced over here 
on behalf of Morris Oest that Lady 
Plana is to return to Ahe Century 
presentation of "^he Miracle," due 
to reopen during this month. Ac- 
cordingly. Lady Diana, if reappear- 
ing In the New York production, 
will be somewhat belated in arrival 
following her performances on the 
Coptinent. 



YICTOtOAPAUCrSNEWPOUCY; 
ENGLISH UCK SHOWMANSHIP 



''bur Cubaret*' Is Jack Hayman's Idea for Vaude- 
▼ille'House — ^Rodeo Wimiers at Coliseum Billed 
Li^e Collection of Medals — -iBookings at Empire 



STAGEGUimAND 

A.! CANT GET 

TOGETHER 



Hot Air on Tap — Lord 

Askwith Called In— 

GuUd Didn't Show 



London, Aug^ B. 

Up to now there seems to be no 
settlement in the dispute between 
the Actors' Association and the 
SUge Guild. 

Meetings continue without ap- 
parently arriving at any definite re- 
sult, although the house managers 
must be profiting by the letting of 
theatres for the interchange 'of hot 
air. 

The ofBcial arbitrator. Lord Aak- 
wlth, h«* been called in and pre- 
sided at .a meeting bold at the 
Prince of Wales'. Representatives 
of the Guild were Invited, but re- 
fused to'atteiid. 

The only result of this latest 
meeting was an announcement by 
the chalm^' that six member* of 
the Guild hUd been Invited to meet 
six of the Association for a round 
table conference. 



&V88IAN AT PORTE ST. KASTIH 

Paris. Aug. 6. 
Negotiations have been con- 
woded for Georges Petloff, the 
Russian actor from Geneva, to Join 
«*• Porte Saint Martin tl.-atre staff 
*» producing manager, under the 
o«w direction of Maurice "Lehmnnn. 



THE miER SCHOOL 
OF DANCING 

143 Charina Cross Road 
-,^. LONDON 

Director, JOHN TII4ER 



THE FAMED LUPINO FAMILY 



London, Ju^ tt. 

Harry and Mark Lupino, comedians, b«Iocg to the eleventh genera- 
tion of theatrical entertainers. In 1701 Chevalier Lupino came over 
from Italy and toured the fairs of Kngland with a marionette show. 
In 17^ he made his first appearanc* In London at the Little theatre 
In Hiiymarket, and In the winter months appeared as an added 
attraction at "The Bumper Tavern," kept by EJastcoort the come- 
dian and founder of the Beefsteak Club. He married Eastcourt's 
daughter. 

Their son, Oeorglls Lupino, was born at the tavern in 171«, and 
was subsequently apprenticed to John Rich, mrfhager of the Little 
Lincoln's Inn Fields theatre, tnd made his first appearance in that 
celebrated play, "The Beggar's Opera." He married. In Dublin, the 
daughter of Madame Vlolante, a tight-rope walker. They had a 
numerous family, the majority adopUng the theatrical profession. 
Leo Migrated to England 

The eldest son, Leo, migrating to England, became a small part 
performer at Co vent Garden, theatre. Luplno's daughter, Rosina. 
became principal dancer At the Adelphi and Vauxhall Gardens, and 
married James Hook, composer of the "Lass of Richmond Hill." 
Her great grandson is the present head of the Lupino family. I.e., 
George Lupino, who is appearing with his two sons, Barry and 
Mark, In "The Stage Hand." 

There are over ISO members of the family performing before the 
public, including Barry Lupino, who made his first appearance at 
Drury Lane, and Mark Lupino at Covent Garden; but for nearly SO 
years the Lupino family have been associated with the Britannia 
theatre, Hoxton. 

Married Into Lane Family 

The stage connection of the Luplnos was never broken. George 
Lupino, the grandfather of Barry, had 18 children, all of whom, 
adopted the stage as a career. Some of them married into the Lane 
family and of this branch Lupino Lane is the present head. 

Chevalier George Lupino. the present head of the Lupino family, 
is still actively associated wUh the stage, though over 70. He has 
played all kinds of parts In stock -companies, but each pantomime 
season he has returned to his first love, and the same may be said of 
his son Barry, who has appeared on the stage in nearly every por- 
tion of the English speaking world and on the continent of Europe. 

Lupino Lane is with the Zlegfeld "Follies" at the New Amsterdam, 
New York. Stanley Lupino, announced to make his American debut 
in November with the Laurlllard English revue, coming over under 
the Sh»bert direction, is another of the Lupino elan. 

All of the Luplnos (taking in the Lanes) are noted theatrically 
and particularly In Europe. Lupino Lane and Stanley Lupino are 
rated as of England's beet dancers with each having a distinctive 
style and each also of much versatility. 



LONDON HAS 
CABARET HABIT 



Floor Shaws Popular and 

"Break" for Actdrs— 

Drowning Evil Reps 



London, July 10. 

London htut the cabaret habit 
badly and new shows of this kind 
are springing up every \.-oek. Soon 
we shall probably see the pot- 
houses and smaller eating places 
staging 0oor shows after the 
fashions of saloons In wild west 
pictures. 

Among the cabarM^th* pioneer 
of thU form of entertainment here 
Is the Metropol* Follies, where din- 
ner, daheing, flowers and favors 
cost a guinea. The resulting morn- 
ing thick head Is extra. The Pi«- 
cadilly, which seems to have made 
a substantial hit in a short time, 
starts a show at >.30 at a^|uirg* of 
about $4, but on Friday nights, 
evidently special altalrs, costs each 
roysterer around $5. The old Queen's 
Hotel ij trying, to retrieve some 
of Its old glory with a "Put Some 
Pep" cabaret, at the same figure. 
In a lounge known as the Qual 
d'Orsay. * 

The firm of Foster, agents, man- 
agers, showmen generalUr, luirs 
acquired the cabaret habit and are 
running the Cafe de P. rts show 
next door to the old West End 
Cinema, now called tb* RIalto, 
which is being used as first run 
house by Universal. Harry Foster 
also supplies tiM talent for tb* 
Piccadilly. Oddenlno's nestnurant 
Is In with the "Ches Fysher" show. 
Then there are the Grafton Gal- 
leries, the Queen's Hall Roof and 
numberless bther places teeling 
their feet These cabarets are a 
godsend to players of all grades 
and absorb many who would other- 
wise be out of work. The hand- 
VK>me 'pjroung gentlemen are doing 
well as masters of ceremony, and 
dancing tnptructora, while the girls 
are also making hay while the sun 
shines. 

Looked upon with suspicion at 
first, cabarets and danc* balls are 
gradually living down evil reputa- 
tions, reputations really legacies 
from the notorious midnIgM "divas" 
of Soho, where dancing was gen-, 
orally only an exous* for solicita- 
tion. 

Prosecutions for drinking out of 
prohibited hours ^r* becoming 
fewer. 'Today extensions for drink- 
ing In th* West Bnd cabarets and 
clubs oa^i be obtained until two in 
the morning and soon th* suburb* 
ntay be allowed to Join In the pros- 
pwlty. 



I^ndon, Aug. S. - 
Because of the lack of variety ma- 
terial, the Victoria Palace i» chang- 
ing its policy. Instead of a program 
consisting entirely of acts, variety 
will supply only the first half. After 
the Interval, a cabaret show lasting 
99 mlnnte* will be staged. 

Th* Idea eomes from Jack Hay- 
nan, booking director of the Vlc- 
IforlaPalace. He has a surer Instinct 
for "What the public expects from a 
variety manager than the other men 
at his job in Loiidoie . H* estab- 
lished a troupe of Tiller glrla a* a 
ragular feature at his establishment, 
billing them week by week as "Our 
Palace GlrU.* The** wdl supply 
the charm* of "Our Cabaret," as th* 
new t]^p« of show wlll b* named. 

Tlie flret 'sp*clm*n will op*n Sept. 
Z, with the sub-titi* of "September 
Follies." ^ Every week n*w *ongs 
and Idea* wilt b* liitroduo*d, and 
every month th* •ntir* psrformance 
will be altered. Inotudtng th* *c«nery 
and dresses. "S«pt*mb*r ' FoUte*" 
wilt be replaced by "October Fol-' 
lie*," the Oetober allow by "Novem- 
b*r Folli**," and *o forth.. Herbert 
(Contlnu*d oa pf U> 



If ^'DVeam Kiss" Improper, 
Good for London Pit^ier 

London, Aug. C. 

Elsme Percy, who led th* drama 
during th* British occupation of 
Cologne on th* Rhine, is due to pro- 
duce a farcical comedy, "The Dream 
Kiss," by Josouh Jordan. In the 
suburb of Whhbledon. 

If Improper enough, the play 
comes to London proper. 



BEKITHABDT 0ET8 EXTENSIOH 
Paris. Aug. 6. 
Maurice Bernhardt's appeal to 
the Judgment rend^ed in October, 
1933, was tried by the arbitration 
committee on rents sitting at Ver- 
sailles last week. It granted him 
an extra five years' lease of the 
Theatre Sarah Bernhardt, corre- 
sponding with the duration of the 
war, to run from January. 192S. 



ALIENS WITH CONTRACT 
ENIER FREILT Mere 

Opfnion frofflWathington— 
Foreigri Pfo^ionaltlinth 
Contraot SubjMt to Quota 

Wasblngtoa. Aug. i. 

Th* immigration authorltt** hav* 
ruled that undor th* nnr Uw of 
1124, actors, musiolaBa anA other 
professionals eaa *nt*r ov*r her* 
under th* elasslfloaUoaoC visitors 
wtasn under contract to appear pro- 
feaalonally In this eoiuit^ 

Commander 0*n«ral T.'. W. Mwt- 
band statsd last w*ek ther*^ Ut ao 
limit to the length of tfan* the p#o- 
f***l,naU may remala whil* un«*r 
oonti%ot and no bond (•.^mialred 
from an alien profosstonalTlf he U 
of reputable standing. Others, 
wherein the authorities doubt their 
standing, miut place a bond that 
they wfll l*av* th* country when 
their oontraet ozplr** or at a atlp- 
ulatad period. 

In the new law the commander- 
general aald actor* and other pro- 
fesslonals are not mentioned, al- 
though they had been designated In 
all previous laws aace IHiy 

Under. the 1*21 law profeaslonal*. 
upon entering, wer* charged to the 
quota 'of their country until *am* 
was exhausted, a/ter vvhlch they 
were admitted Anyhow. Under the 
present law Ifthe actor comes Into 
this country on his owh he Is 
treated a* any oth*r Immigrant 
subject to the «uota, but those at- 
der contract enter «nder Section t. 
Line 2, "An alien vlslClng the United 
Stat** temporarily a* a tourist, or 
temporarily for business or 
pleasor*." 



1 



HEN|II COLLEN DIES 

Paris. July 26 
Henri Collen, manager of the new 
Theatre de I'Avenue here, died yes- 
terday aftT an operation. 

The deceased was an ; ctrr prior 
to a.sBuming management of the 
avenue. 



INDEX 



of New* pag** in thi* i**u*. 
Pages 

Miseellaneou* 1 

Foraign 2-4 

Vaudeville 's-S 

Burlesque 39 

Editor!^ .., g 

Legitimat* 10-15 

Stock* IS 

Little Theatre* IS 

Pictures 1S-2S 

Picture laview* 24-25 

Outdoor Amusement* 27-34 

Circus '. , 34 

Music 3«-37 

Cabarets 38 

New Act Reviews 40 

Vaudeville Review* 41 

Bills Next Week... 42-4». 

Obituary 43 

Correapondene* 45 

L*tt*r Li*t.........i 04 



i 



VARIETY 



FOREIGN 



Wedne»d»y, August 6, i^^i 



SD) GRAUMAN TRAMED' 
BUT GOLDSMITH THERE 



Exotic Dancing Peer 
Has Riot of Makeup 



The peer of all the exotic and 
highbrow dancers, of the step- 
pera who go l|i for the expret- 
alonlstlc stuff, !■ now an- 
nounced In Baron Willy Sebas- 
tian Knobloch Droste of Ger- 
many. He will shortly appear 
In either revue or vaudeville 
here, and with him will appear 
Countess Molodeckl, who ha« 
red hair. The Baron and hU 
partner specialise In dance* 
that depict the "vices, horrors, 
ecstasy and exasperation of the 
nerves." 

The Baron has a riot of a 
make-up, according to the ad- 
vance dope. He affects a deadly 
pale complexion, wears a mono- 
cle, and once In a while lets 
his costume ■llde'a little from 
the shoulders. He Is very thin, 
according to his plcturetl. and 
has a featured specialty that 
holds a dance with the head of 
an Egyptlon mimmy. 

The Baron's partner in the 
European resorts was Anita 
Berber, the European screen 
vamp. 



BEN GREET'S ''ADMRAL" 
NEW HAY FOR LONDON 



Coast Picture Man Object of 
London Jokesters— Attor- 
ney in Poker Game 

London,- Aug. 6. 

Bid Orauman became the object of 
the local Jokesters after be arrived 
here, and when ' Frederick E. Gold- 
smith, the Ne\/ Tork attorney, also 
got in. 

Mr.* Orauman, from the Paclflc 
Coast, came here to build a theatre 
or two. He may b« doing that, but 
while delving Into the matter the 
Jokesmiths arranged a phoney pinch 
through Grauman having failed to 
register as an alien. 

Goldsmith got In on the "Levi- 
athan" Saturday and Immediately 
sent out a call for an American 
poker game forthwith. Freddie of- 
fered to bet he could win bis tran«- 
portation both ways In one game if 
he could get the game. , , . 

Mr. Goldsmith had to accept pi- 
aochle for a substitute and was do- 
ing pretty well toward his expenses 
one way when he was hurriedly 
called aside and informed Sid Grau- 
Btan had been taken for failing to 
register, and It looked like 10 years 
(or the picture man. 

"Where is he now?" asked Mr. 
Goldsmith. 

"Grauman is In Jail," he was told. 
' "That's all right, then, as long as 
we know where. he is, and when he's 
ready to come up 'for a bearing let 
me know. I'll still b^ here in this 
game," Goldsmith replied. 

The messenger insisted that Fred- 
'Aie giVe the matter immediate at- 
tention, as Mr. Grauman didn't want 
to be held on *■ minor charge, when 
the attorney aske< who the chief 
Justice was and said he would 
phone him later. 

A couple of the pinochle ptnyers 
had overheard the conversation. 
They upbraided ]^reddie for negli- 
gence to a fellow-countryman. 
Razzing the lawyer, he lost his win- 
nings anA son e of his own money, 
then became sere and broke up the 
game. The first ptrson he met out- 
side was Grauman. 

"You owe me $80," said Goldsmith 
to Grauman. 

"For what?" asked Grauman. 

"For annoying me by getting In a 
jam and causing me to lose for the 
first time In my life ahd in a fotdgn 
country at pinrchle," replied Gold- 
smith, almost excited. 

Grauman answered he had been 
In no jam, owed Goldsmith nothing. 
was onto the frame and told the at- 
torney to prevent, future disputes 
and tb keep his accounts straight 
wanted a receipt in full from 
Goldsmith. 

Freddie took Sid into the. Hotel 
Savoy bar to give him the receipt 
They got in there yesterday after- 
noon at 5, and today at 4 p. m.. at 

the filing of this cable, they are re- ^.u , .v, . , , c .. 

nnrtod . till *ho,.<, ™i.v ^r X ,1 The death is announced of Ernest 

™ut », , *''«'^*^ ^"*> Mr. Gold- A. Bendall, the Examiner of the 
smith having made 29 attempts to Plays In the Lord Chamberlain's 



Phyllis Neilson Terry in "Bella 

Donna"— Ernest A. 

Bendall Dead 

' V-' ■ ■ ■.. ■ ;■ 

London, July 28. 
Ben Greet, who recently produced 
Rann Kennedys censored and 
banned play, "Ihe Chastening," In 
a church, when the Lord Chanuber- 
lain had refuafd to alloV the pro- 
duction in a theatre, is about to pro- 
duce another play by the same au- 
thor, called "The Admiral," and it 
deals with the life of Christopher 
Columbus. There are only three 
characters in it: queen, sailor, and 
a girL ..■. ^' 

' 1* he parts will be played by the 
author, Margaret Gage and_^ Edith 
Wynne liathison. The production, 
as in the case of "The Chastening," 
will be of a semi-private nature. 



TENNIS PLAYERS MAY 
FOLLOW RODEO RDERS 

Publicity Stunt Started in Lon- 
don to Prolong Riders' Stay 
at Coliseum 



London, Aug. i. 

What looks like publicity .direc- 
tion is the complaint being entered 
by cranks, it is said, against the 
management (Stoll) of the Coliseum 
through cruelty to animal*- in th« 
exhibition twic* daUy by tho 
American rodeo riders. 

When applying for summonses 
against the Coliseum managemeiX 
the magistrate refused to issue them 
without being furnished with writ- 
ten information. If the stunt gets 
over the riders' act may he pro- 
longed at the Coliseum. , 

After the rodeo turn has finished 
the champion tensls players are to 
appear there in an especially made 
up' turn. V 



Phyllis Neilson Terry will start a 
tour of Robert Hichen's jilay, "Bella 
Donna," In the autumn. All the 
cities and first-class lowns are in 
the itinerary. Miss Terry will play 
the part created by Mrs. P.atrick 
Campbell at the St. Janies. 



LONDON EMPIRE 

tiondon. July 20. 

The London Ehnpire, famous for 
its variety programs and promenade, 
is again experimenting with vaude- 
ville, and reopened with that policy 
this week. 

I( was a mixed audience. Includ- 
ing the dregs-suited youths who 
frequent the^Weat End and who 
have had handed down to them 
from the iast generation legends of 
the wild times enjoyed by their an- 
cestors at "The Cosmopolitan Club 
of the World." The majority of 
those present, however, 'ooked as if 
they were residents of Hampstead, 
a suburb of London which is about 
the equivalent of New Tork's Bronx. 
These were undoubtedly drawn by 
Nora Bayes, the headliner, who was 
given a reception on her entrance 
as vociferous as can possibly be 
Imagined. It teems incredible this 
artist coul be so warmly welcomed 
In the same house in which she 
registered so dire a failure on her 
first London appearance in 1914. 
These Hampsteaders like to be on 
intimate terms with their pet artists, 
enjoying hugely the privilege of 
yelling for the songs they like and 
having the artist comply as if he 
or- she enjoyed It as much as they 
do. If they will patronize her 
throughout the engagement. Miss 

'./ei will be one of the biggest 
drawing cards in London. Judging, 
however, by the second night's at- 
tendance, her popularity here is not 
so firmly established, as the theatre 
was far from full and her recep- 
tion not nearly so vloieht. 

There would seem to be an ex- 
cellent opportunity for the' Empire 
to regain its lost laurels as "The 
premier variety theatn" of London, 
but tho current bill is not likely to 
re-establish it on such a firm foot- 
ing. ' AH the acta were cordially re- 
ceived by a friendly first-night audi- 
ence, but the show is a disappoint- 
ment in that It Is lacking in novelty. 
For instance, the first half included 
two jugglers and a magician and, 
with the exception of the Ben All 
Haggln . tableaux and a crosa-talk 
act, everything on the bill has been 
previously seen many times. The 
only innovation Is a aoda fountain 
I . (Continued on page 60) 



NO TIVOLI dE/fi. 

Loew Leaves London Without 
Reaehini Underatandino 
•■""—^ « 

X/ondoa, Auk. #. 

Marcus 'I<oew sailed today with- 
out reachlnc an agreement to pur- 
chase the TlTOli, now playing Metro 
pictures. 

If the deal ever doea go thcough 
which Is about evens either way, 
there are many details to be first 
settled, although an understanding 
may eventually be reached. 
* James WhJU, the owner, is anx- 
ious to sell, and all of the persons 
loUrested In the TlvoU amDeajr 'lu^t 
as aiudoua. 



"5 OUOCK GENTLEMAN" 
Wnn LADY FRIEND 

New Plays and Revues for 
Paris' New Seasoiv^Volterra 
Doing Mere's "Temptation" 

d— 

Paris, Aug.^ 6. 

Leon Volterra will present Charles 
Mere's latest work, "La Tentatton" 
("T^mptaUon"), at the Theatre de 
Paris during the coming season, 
with Vera Bergine in the lead. 

O. pulnson will produce P. Veber 
and ]i|auriC3 Hennequln's farce, "IjO 
Monsieur dr Cinq Heures" ("The 
Five O'clopk Gentleman") as the 
opening feature for the Palais 
Royal, -with Albert Brasseur as a 
senile accountant mixed up in 
amorous adventures, and Le Oallo 
in the part of a flighty husband 
passing off ' lady friend as his 
daughter. , - 

The Palais Royal will have a 
revue by Bousquet and Rip, and 
possibly by a play by Georges 
Courtellne and Pierre Veber (the 
latter at one time druntatio critic 
Of the New York "Herald," Paris 
edition). 

M. Deval will offer Roland Dor- 
geles' first stage effort, "Qulnse 
Cent MHle'^at the Marlgny, writ- 
ting in collaboration with his son. 
Jacques Deval. 

Charles Dullin is introducing a 
French version of the Sicilian 
dramatist Luigl PlrapdoUo's "Every- 
body's Truth' ("A Chacun sa 
Verite") at the Theatre Montmartre 
by his Ate'Ier troupe. 



OPERA GOmQUE PARi 
MAY SE '25 CI ' 

Meantime Louis Masson H^ 

Operatic Program for Hii' 

Trianon Opera House 



Dillingham's CvpL Hook 
From London for **Pan** 

London, Aug. 5. 
.Leslie Banks, an actor, who has 
corslsiently been coming to the 
front during the past few years, hits 
been engaged by Charles Dflling- 
ham to play the pirate. Captain 
Ho9k, when "Peter .Pan" is revived 
in New York. 



Gest Joining Reinhardt al Salzburg 
Paris, Aug. 6. 
Morris Gest* and Max Reinhardt 
have met at Salzburg and gone to 
Vienna together. Reinhardt's home 
burned down after they left. 



w,' ^»r»». Aug. fc 

The future direction of the Obk. 
Comique is likely to be on the task '■■ 
next year. Already the possibl«n|i^ ^ 
eenors to laola Brothers and A]. J 
bert Carre are coming f orwai;4, al. ] 
though there la no certainty ettk*] 
intends to i^tire from the head ^^ 
this state subventioned opera bequb ' 

Louis Masson la reputed t« .k|i 
among the foremost candldato^ 
while not neglecting his progrua 
for next season at the Trtaii^ 
where he reigns supreme witH t 
tiny subvention from the city «| 
Paris, . ., ' 

Among Masson's projects are %i 
Chanson de Paris," three-act, Vy 
RaOUl Charbonnel and. Francis C!Ut 
adeaus (the latter mentioned^ o; 
most likely to top candidate* forj 
the lease of the Theatre SaakU 
Bernhardt^, to be sung at the Tt0i 
anon by PalUard, Andree Morwa< 
and a debutante. Mile. Fanelly. Hi 
also intends to revive "Tom Jonei,* 
a musical comedy by Philldor, tbtl 
famous cheaa player, created ttl 
17C4, and also Rossini's "II SIgacr 
Bruschinl." 

Among the other Trianon prodiK>; 
tlons next season will be "L'Aven* 
turier^ by Jean Varlot and Maur- 
ice Fouret, to be accompanied by 
a revival of ' 'Xa Belie de Ha* 
guenaii." J 



ENGLAND'S ART TlffiA. 

* <Continued from page 2) 

J. H. Savile, one of the most popu< 
lar theatrical managers in tb* 
provinces. After being business 
manager for the late Edward Comp- 
ton for 16 years, he acquired the 
Perth and Paisley theatres. Thess 
will be run in the future by his 
widow and daughter. ' 



When- a successor to Arnold BIb« 
nett's "The Great Adventure" at 
the Haymarket la require it will 
be. found in a new play 'by Johq 
Galsworthy. Other Haymarktl 
plana include revivala of "Mar} 
Rose" and "A Kias for Cinderella.* 



write a receipt In full without sue 
cess. 



PEARL WHITE IN RE\tUE 

Regine Flory Also Engaged for 
Cigala 



Parle, Aug. 5. 
M. Viterloo has engaged Pearl 
White and QegiAe Flory for the 
Clgale revue next month. 



EDDIE POLO'S ACT 

London, Aug. S. 

Ktldie Polo is .Tppenring on the 
Mobs Empire tour In a sketch, "The 
Covvhoy and the Cabaret," Introduc- 
ing some of his stunts and feats of 
strength. 

Later he will appear in a com 
plete vaudeville show entitled 
"Around the World." 



LOIS WILSON'S DENIAL 

Paris, Aug. 5. 
Lois Wilson, Famous«FlayerB film 
actress, has Issued a denial of the 
report that she is enpaped to wed 
Bernard Baruch, Jr. 



SHUBERT-LOEW ON SAME SHIP 

London, Aug. 6. 

Lee Shubcrt and Marcus Loew are 
sailing today on the "Leviathan." 

Shubert had intended sailing last 
week but deferred It. 



COOOAN'S FLANDERS" OVER 

London, Aug. 5. 
Jackie Coogan'H- "Boy of Flan- 
ders" was splendidly received yes- 
terday' upon opening at the 'T^ivoli, 



office at St. James' Palace. A well- 
known dramatic critic, he succeeded 
Charles lirookfield in the position,, 
which wa8\ practically that o' 
censor. As a critic he wrote for the 
long defunct "London Figaro," "St. 
James' Gazette," also dead; the 
"Morning Post," the "Standard" and 
the "Daily Mail." . He left the latter 
newspaper to Join the Lord Cham 
berlains staff." H 
age 



le was 77 years of 



Victor McLaglen, one of the very 
few British players with a real fol> 
lowing among the public, sailed July 
23 for America to play in five pic- 
tures for William Fox. McLaglen 
is one of six brothers, all actors 
and athletes. 

An Ameriran Jaek Root is here 
and is getting a big .share of pub- 
licity by the statement he i.s here to 
find n man with "a funny face" for 
American pictures. Fame and mil- 
lions uwalt the funny face under his 
direction. He claims to have dis- 
covered Charlie Chaplin and Harold 
Lloyd, hut the funny thing abov.t 
the story Is no one seems to have 
heard of, much less discovered, 
Root. 

UNCERTAIN OF RETURN 

' London, Aup;. 5. 

David WarfteUl, who is here on 
a holiday, says he doesn't know 
just when he will return to the 
States. 

Arthur Klein is also among the 
late arrivals. « 



Neil McKay Over Ht* in November 
London Aug, 5. 
Xell McKay, the Scotch oomcdlan, 
has accepted the ol.er of an Ameri- 
can tour (ind.wiH a^il on the Olym- 
pic NpV. 5,., ,... , 1 : . . . 




Pred Terry and Julia Neilso* 
commence their autumn tour AuC 
18. they will play "The Marlbor- 
oughe," a play already done -bf 
them fOr one night. j 

"Saint Joan" finishes at the iM 
Oct. 26. Two days later ^M 
Thorndike will commence her W$ 
with Henry Arthur Jones' play 'TM 
Lie" at Glasgow. ■ '' 



Owen Nares will - tojir "Di|l0< 
macy" in tlte provinces with a oepw 
pany including Ben Webstec, Mftril 
Pollnl and 'Frances Doble. 

The success of "The Rat," wltl 
Ivor Novello, continues at tlM 
Prince of Wales' and provincis 
bookings have been cancelled so^al 
to continue the run. Many of V» 
vello's out-of-town dates have be«i 
taken over by Dennis lAllson-Tenr] 
for his new production "The Honor 
able Mr. Tawnlah," another attemfl 
to revive the glories of costuiW 
comedy. 



At the 6nd of the present run t 
"The Street Singer" at^the L*rl| 
the piece will go to America wltl 
most of the present comp^ 
Harry , Wclchman, however, , fw 
embark on West End manapeniein 



When Phyllis Neilson -Terry tour 
"Bella Donna" In the provinces n« 
leading man will be Frank Petley. 



"Tlhe building strike, which h* 
hung up the redecoration and al 
teratlonn at the Royalty, has causw 
Dennis Kadie to abandon his plaB 
for producing "Storm" at the houij 
Instead It will be produced sjt tn 
Ambass.idors Aug. 13. 

There is n possibility His M* 
Jesty's mny go over to films for i 
time and FKirbnnks' "The Thief • 
Bagdad" Is mentioned as beitj* I 
likely feature. "^^ 



DORA DUBY 

. .. THE AMERICAN PANCER . , '„ 

who was brought over to appear in "The Whirl of the World"- at 'the 
Palladium, where she scored stroitgly, and is now appearing with such 
great success at the Piccadilly Hoitel "Dolly's Revels" that she has been 
retained indefinitely. She is also playing the London ntusic halls in 
gesociation <wlth. Terry KeandaII,.art English dancing partner. 



Mathe.son Lang IT^produ^ 
Frank ^gt.nyton's drama "The HW 
and the Man" at Manchester. Augj 
After several weeks on the rt>« 
play and player will appear ,it tn 
Kevc theatre in October. 

C. K. Monro's latest Is "■'^'"'I'^J; 
and will be in progress .at the Atn 
bnssadors about Autr. 18. It "'■'■' | 
have raged at the Royalty, but tni 
theatre is deservedly in the hant 
of the cleaners. "Collusion" encur 
pro-Adcd the other theatre. 



wr 



Wednesday, August 6, 1924 



VAUbEVILLE 



VARIETY 



aOCK OF CHICAGO DIVORCES 
HOLDS ONE UNUSUAL CUMAX 



Florence Evelyn Holmes Parted From Mate, but 
'■ Remains With Him Professionally — Eva Shirley 
Divorces Sam Kessler on Adultery Charge 



Chicago, August 5. 
The divorce granted upon the ap- 
nHcation of Florence Evelyn 
Holmes, of Holmes and Le Vere, 
Irom Harry Holmes, Jr., separates 
the couple matrimonially, but they 
remain together professionally and 
«re continuing <8 a team In vaude- 

Another vaudevllllan securing a 
divorce here Is Eva Shirley, who 
charged Sam Kessler with adultery, 
and the court believed It. Judge 
Sabath granted Miss Shirley her 
decree. Kessler had been acting as 
manager for his wife's act. 

A couple of plain Chicago dl- 
orces had Thresa Knight In one. 
Miss Knight is a chorister with "In- 
nocent Eyes." She Informed Judge 
Sullivan that Harry Knight, non- 
professional, had deserted her. 

The other case and chorine was 
that brought by Qreta Johnson, in 
the front line of "Wlldflower's" 
ranks. Judge Sullivan listened to 
her tale of cruelty suffered from 
another non-professional, Adolph 
Johnson. 

Both of the abused young chorus 
. ladies got their decrees. 



BARONFS JAM 



Xew Haven, Conn., Aug. S. 

Tony Barone, producer of ama- 
teur acts and shows for local the- 
atres and organisations, was 
knoclced flat and bound with wire 
by Mrs. Mary Codlannl when he 
entered her home and, It Is alleged, 
•ttempted to assault her. 

Barone escaped his bonds and fled 
before the police had arrived In an- 
swer to a summons by the woman. 

The producer was taken into cus- 
tody some time lates and held In 
ball of $1,000 on the charg* of at- 
tsmpted assault. 

Barone, It Is said, was very at- 
tentive to Mrs. Codlannl for some 
time and then suddenly quit. 

According to a atory In which the 
^ice do not place much credence, 
the woman communicated with 
fearone by phons and told him to 
tome to her houae, that sh« had 
kome Ideas for him In connection 
Mth his theatrical production ac- 
Uvities. Th« story says that he 
>r«nt to her house and that in dem- 
tastratlng a stunt to him Mrs. Co- 
iMannl put handcuffs on Baron* and 
ihen proceeded to beat him up. 



ORACAREWAND 

HUSBAND STILL 

BAHLING 




Ora Sued for $20,000— 
John Is Pinched and 
Alex Mentioned Again 



r DINING ROOM CIRCUIT 



Magician and Sevan-Piece Orchss- 
\ tra Playing Hotels at $1 Top 



A hew angle In bookings for 
Vaudeville road attractions has been 
worked out by Maurice, the Great, 
>teagtcian. Through a tie-up with 
the United Hotel Co., which con- 
trols hotels In the States and 
Canada, Maurice has booked the 
Botela to play one, two and three- 
olght stands in the dining rooms. 
, The magician does a magic act 
Including four Illusions, and in 
Addition carries a seven-piece or- 
chestra. 

He charges $1 admission, the 
lotal receipts going to him, with 
no split for the hotels, which donate 
the dining rooms free. To date he 
has been grossing from $300 to $700 
nightly. His overhead Includes his 
•ssistant, the orchestra and 22 
pieces of baggage. 



Los Angples, Aug. S. 

The second round of the matrimo- 
nial tilt between Ora Carew. stage 
and screen actress, and her hus- 
band, John C. Howard, took place at 
Long Beach, where she was play- 
ing. It resulted in' Miss Carew be- 
ing served with papers' in a $20,000 
action brought by his father, John 
P. Howard, and the arrest of young 
Howard for violation of the Wright 
Act In having liquor in his automo- 
bile. 

Since Howard's clash with Alex- 
ander Pantages and the return of 
Howard's wife from San Diego, 
where she played following the 
trouble, things have been very act- 
ive. Early In the week Howard, it 
Is said, trailed Miss Carew from 
Long Beach to the ofllce of Pan- 
tages, where she remained a short 
time and then left. She met her 
estranged husband on the street. 
An argument started which resulted 
in her again appealing to the Dis- 
trict Attorney for aid. Guards were 
furnished from that office to watch 
her for {he balance of the week. 

Two nights later Howard, accom- 
panied by two friends, visited the 
theatre at Long Beach. Upon their 
arrival Miss Carew's mother notified 
the management she was in fear 
Howard had come to kill her daugh- 
ter while the latter was on the stage. 
Police, of course, were again called. 
They searched Howard and his com- 
panion, and after finding no weap- 
ons permitted them to return to 
their seats and witness the show. 
$20,000 Not* 

While this was going on a deputy 
sheriff served Miss Carew with pa- 
pers in the $20,000 action Just as she 
was ready to do her act. The action 
is brought In the' Superior Court on 
a $20,000 note, which Miss Carew 
made out In favor of John F. How- 
ard for the loan of money to finance 
pictures In January, 1923, shortly af- 
ter the marriage of the couple. This 
loan was made Jan. 3, 1923, when 
Howard brought his bride to visit 
his parents. The money. It Is said, 
was used In the making of some pic- 
tures at San Francisco. Miss Carew, 
it is reported, Insisted at the time 
the loan was made that It be a busi- 
ness transaction, and she signed the 
notes which her husband Indorsed 
for her. 

When Howard left the theatre be 
was trailed In his machine by two 
Long Beach detectives, who took him 
into custody on the State liquor 
charge on a tip received from the 
Carew family. It is said. Howard 
was locked up for several hours un- 
til $500 cash ball was obtained. His 
trial on the charge is scheduled for 
Aug. 9. 

Miss Carew is scheduled to re- 
sume her Pantages tour at S;»lt Lake 
next Saturday. 



'HAPPY" MASEFIELD 



Tuba Player with 
ACE BRIGODE and 
HIS 14 VIRGINIANS 

at the Monte Carlo, New York. 

"Happy," who is shown here al- 
most avalanched by the mammoth 
tuba he masters, has the distinction 
of playing the heaviest instrument 
of its kind in the world. Despite its 
weight, it is finely balanced, haviog 
been built to order for the tuba 
tooter. 

"Happy" tjems literally so. Judg- 
ing from the dentifrice smile, and he 
has full reason to be as one of the 
important instrumentalists with the 
crack ACE BRIGODE DANCE OR- 
CHESTRA. 



VAUPEVnJl TEAM AS 
CAMPAIGN BOOSTERS 



ASS'N ANGERED UPON FINDING 
AaS "CUT FOR INDEPENDENTS 



Playing Independent Time at Lower Salary Will 
Cost Reduction on Assn/s Routes — Cannot Fill 
In Open Time 



Water Melon Contesto 

Watermelon contests, mor* 
or less obsolete as theatre fea- 
tures, were revived at the Pre- 
mier, Brooklyn, last week by 
Corse Payton, who is heading 
a tabloid stock at that house. 

Payton produced a tabloid 
edition of "Uncle Tom" and 
rang in the melon-eating icon- 
test at the wind-up. The stunt 
proved a novelty for Browns- 
ville and a winner for local pro- 
duce markets. 

The winners were awarded 
watermelons to take home. 



WONT RELEASE 
ISSWHm 



Rowe and Rowe Do Their "Act 
in One" at Rally's End- 
Wowing 'em 



KSS RAYMOND SEEIOTISLY HTI 

^ In last week's Variety was an 
•tem of nn automobile collision at 
: Freoport, L. I., in which Annette 
. Itaymond (Dugan and Raymond) 
|*»s severely Injured. It has de- 
veloped since that Miss Raymond, 
J|>o in private life is the wife of 
J^omas Dugan, was more seriously 
"«rt than at first reported. 

Mis? Raymond, removed to RocU- 
yillo Centre Hospital, suffered a 
compound fracture of the Jaw and 
nearly e^'ery tooth In her lower Jaw 
was Jarred loose or knocked out. 



ENGAGEHENTS 

Muriel DeForrest, Gordon Dooley, 
"The Trial Honeymoon" (Chicago). 

Hawthorne and Cook ("Vanities "> 

Miller and Mack ("Vanities'). 

Dave Chasen ("Vanities"). 

Eddie Rogers ("Innocent Eyes," 
Winter Garden). 

Billy Blythe, dancer ("Belle of 
Quakertown"). 

Jane Taylor ("Innocent Eyes, 
Winter Garden). 

Jos. Sciiildkraut, "The Firebrand 
(Schwab. Llverlght & Mandel). 

Pauline Vincent, 'or "American 
Revue." 

Kathlene Martyn. Myra Hampton, 
Joseph Allen, for "Vanity Fair. " 

Ernest Mack. Peggy Shannon, 
dancer, "Plain Jone." , . . ^, 

Alfred Newman, musical director, 
sixth "Greenwich Village Follies." 



Exeter, N. H., Aug. 6. 

And now for the entry of vaude- 
ville methods In political campaign- 
ing, to wake the Indifferent voter 
from his lethargy and Jog him to 
the polls with a song-and-dance! So 
avers Stewart Everett Rowe. ad- 
mirer of things theatrical, who ha« 
tossed his k»lly into the ring for 
the Job of prosecutor of Rocking- 
ham county. 

His ipost effective campaign work 
is to be done by the team of Rowe 
and Rowe— the latter the Mrs.— who 
will put on their bit In "one" at 
the end of every rally. 

As Is often the custom In vauda- 
vllle circles. Rowe and Row* got 
oft to a flying -tart in their home 
town of Kensington — tram tne 
tr^^olnt of the KenslngtonUn. 
their act was a wow— and nowit 
shifts to larger stages for a real 

'After a vocal trumpet solo. Mr. 

Rowe read a poem of h'« »"''»* «" 
posing a la Kdgar A. a-wt- •»- 
mied; "When Tou Make Tour Uttle 
Cross, Remember Rowe.- 

Then Rowe and Rowe. TOcaB-t 
and banjolst. entertained with » 
song patterned on the familiar tune 
o? I^Sder's, "I Like My Home T^ 
Best," and bearing the title, "I Hoe 
My Own Row." The words. 
Recently I met some friends whose 

Judgment carries weight, 
Friends In whom Tve never found a 

flaw. ^ . 

I had not Intended then to be a 

candidate. 
Meant to step aside and practice 

law. 
They were saying Td be a good 

solicitor — 
They were saying that I ought to 

file; 
They said you can serve us. you ve 

been honest, tried and true, 
I said, "All right, I'll beat him by a 

mile." 

Chorus 
So I'm a candidate, 

I'd like to be solicitor. 
And 1 have this to state: 

You'll nnd it's the Job I'm fltted for. 
And the little votes are calling me 

As the people's candidate. 
I'm the man, lifelong Republican, 
You ought to nominate!" 

kelleemAn act at hip 

Annette Kellerman will open at 
the Hippodrome. New York, Sept. 
8 in a new variety turn which will 
Include the house chorus and eight 
diving girls. 

COMEDIANS WITH "VANITIES" 

Hawthorne and Cook ha -f signed 
with Earl Carroll for the next "Van- 
ities," which is now rehearsing. 
Other comedians for the show are 
Joe Cook. Miller and Mack, Al K. 
Hall and Dave Chasen. 



"Mary Jane McKan«," an Arthur 
Hammersteln musical, wants Fran- 
ces White to co-star this season. 
Miss White is willing and so Is the 
Keith booking office, excepting 
that Keith's says there la a little 
matter of six more weeks for Fran- 
ces to play In her contracted dates 
In vaudeville before she should 
think of entering a production. 

Miss White Is appearing in 
Keith's houses at present, now at 
the Davis, Pittsburgh. If the vaude- 
ville matter of a few weeks can't 
be adjusted with "Mary Jane" Miss 
White may keep on playing vaude- 
ville until another production offer 
arrives. 

It has beep customary for blg- 
tlme vaudevii* to be lenient In per- 
mitting its people to Join shows, but 
the Hammersteln offer to Mls« 
White struck vaudeville in the mid- 
dle of the summer when "names" 
are scarce as headliners, which 
might be called Frances White's 
luck. 



BALDWIN'S SCHEME N. G. 



Charles Baldwin, 20, salesman, 
AUmac Hotel, wa« held in $6,000 
bail for further examination when 
arraigned before Magistrate Rytten- 
berg in West Side Court on a charge 
of grand larceny preferred by Frank 
A. Keeney, of the San Remo Hotel, 
with the larceny of )S1. 

The story told by the police to 
Magistrate Ryttenberg was that 
Baldwin, an acquaintance of Keeney, 
met Frederick Jackson, an actor, 
and told him he was trying to get 
$700 from the manager of the San 
Remo Hotel and that he had sent a 
fictitious telegram to the manager, 
signing Keeney's name, authorizing 
him to collect the money. Baldwin 
pursuaded Jackson to pose as 
Keeney's business manager and col- 
lect the money. 

Jackson entered Into the scheme 
in 80 far a« to trap Baldwin. He 
Informed the hotel authorities and 
also the police. 

Detective Cronln. West 68th street 
station, was notlHed. When Bald- 
wlA-and Jackson appeared jit the 
hotel to collect the money Baldwin 
was arrested. In the envelope 
handed over was $51 In marked 
money. 



Chicago, Aug. «. 

A condition arising between the 
Western Vaudeville Managers' As- 
sociation and Independent houses in 
this section has brought anger, It Is 
■aid, to the association's heads. Re- 
port states that instructions have 
been issued to the association book- 
ers that any act playing independ- 
ent time for a lesser salary than 
the association pays R, shall be re- 
duced in salary on the association's 
books to the amount paid by the 
independent. 

Included in the instructions is the 
order that any act holding a con- 
tract with the Association, Orpheum 
Circuit or Orpheum, Jr., Circuit and 
filling In any open time in theatres 
booked by independent a«ents will 
be subjected to immediate cancel- 
lation. 

Acts Committing Costly Error 

At the same time, according to 
the story, the Association bookers 
were advised to Inform the agents 
booking through It to Inform theii 
acts not to accept an outside en- 
gagement without conomunicatlng 
with the Association. This order 
was given. It is said, to prevent act< 
committing an error for a day ot 
a week In booking that might de- 
prive them of a season's work. 

Assooiratlon'a fleld men have 
found a stumbling block often of 
late when conversing with inde- 
pendent vaudeville managers who 
are possibilities for Association 
bookings. The independents ex- 
hibit a lUt of "Association's acts" 
with salaries at a lower figure than 
the Association can quote. 

Just now with the Association un- 
der Charles B. Bray Intent upon 
erecting a Chicago-to-Coast circuit 
that win be of Invaluable benefit to 
acts in additional working time, 
this new phase brought about by 
acts, though innocently perhaps, 
caused the abrupt Inatructlona 
quoted. 

Points Aimed Against 

Acts, have been accepting time. 
It is said, from independent agen- 
cies at Kansas City, Omaha and St. 
Louis, besides others, when having 
a week or so open on their routes 
around those points. Theso Inde- 
pendent bookings not alone Inter- 
fere with the Association and the 
Orpheum's routing as desired, but 
they handicap the booking oflSces 
in the laying out of time. 

The Association is inclined toward 
giving artists every consideration 
and want them to play continuous 
engagements, but it cannot overlook 
a brief lapse being flilod in inde- 
pe.idently, nor can It se* why, it is 
claimed, that an act should work 
more cheaply for an Independent for 
a few days or a week than It agrees 
to Ptay for the Association or the 
Orpheums for a full season. 

At the office of the Association no 
one would admit any orders or in- 
structions along these lines have 
been issued, but it was not denied. 

Notwithstanding, it may be stated 
that such orders and instructions 
are now outstanding among the As- 
sociation's bookers 



STOCK HIDEAWAY 



Keith's-I^ocw's DeaF 

In Ottawa Houses 

A pooling of interests Ijetwoen 
the Loew and Keith Circuits in Ot- 
tawa (Canada) was effected this 
week. Locw's, Ottawa, heretofore 
a picture and vaudeville house, will 
dl.scontinuc the vaudeville in two 
weeks, playing pictures, while the 
Keith houHc (Franklin) will con- 
tinue with Keith vaudeville. 

Loew's, Ottawa, has been playing 
vaudeville and pictures for the past 
two years. 



Louisa Lovely on Visit to Mother 
San FrancLsco. Aug. 5. 
Luuise Liovely sailed for Au.ttralia 
on the "Sonoma" to vl.sit her mother. 
Miss iMvely closed her Orpheum 
tour two weeks ago. 



Lewis A Cordon Dig Up New 
One in Maine 



Tjcwis & Gordon have found a new 
tr>out hideaway. It Is located in 
the wilds of Maine at the Lakewood 
theatre, Lakewood, Skowhegan. 

I.Ast week the stock company 
there tried a new throe qct play by 
John H. Hymer, develoi>ed from his 
vaudeville sketch entitled "Maggi-? 
Taylor— Waitress." The play i.s 
called simply "Maggie Taylor" and 
the former vaudeville sketch forms 
Its third act. 

The firm will also try out another 
piece with the stock on Sept. 1. It 
is tentatively entitled "Jim Dillick" 
but it may he eventually called "Mr. 
and Mrs." Hugh Herbert wrote the 
piece and will go to Maine to btage 
It. 



JUSTINE JOHNSTONE IN ACT 

Justine Johnstone (Mrs. Walter 
Wanger) will shortly at>pear in 
Keith vaudeville in a sketch under 
the direction of Lewis tt Qordon. 



VARIETY 



VAUDEVILLE 



Wednesday, August 6, 1924 



ARMY ORCUrrS VAUDEVILLE 
EXPANDING NEXT SEASON 



Sixty Acts Booked So Far — No Commission Paid — 
105 Theatres on Army Circuit — Demand Vaude- 
viHe — Pictures Prevail at Present 



Waehington, Aug. 5. 
The bookine ot vaudeville acts 
direct for the army camps through- 
out the country has been pro- 
nounced a success, say cfTiclals or 
the War Department here. Ap- 
proximately 60 acts were bookeO, 
and, to quote Michael W. Smith, 
■who Is In charge of this end, "nof 
one paid a cent in commission to 
anybody." 

There has been created through- 
out the country a demand for tne 
vaudeville end In the entertainment 
given at the camps. Not only the 
men themselves, but the command- 
ing officers are constanly urging 
that vaudeville be made a regular 
feature in the programs in addition 
to motion pictures. 

Following the closing of the citi- 
zens' training camps, the service In 
the War Department aa far as the 
vaudeville angle is concerned is oft 
now until September,' when it is 
planned to go into it on a larger 
scale than doing the first season of 
the booking direct method. 
500 Acts Applied 
Mr. Smith states that following 
the exclusive announcement in Va- 
riety last fall concerning their plan 
of booking direct, which was gone 
into after considerable opposition by 
some of the ofTlcials of the depart- 
ment, that approximately 600 acts 
made requests for tin»e. Although 
but 60 odd of these acts were given 
bookings last season, Smith plans 
to give the camp theatres entirely 
new materia] next season, with only 
one or' two possible repeaters, and 
these from acts that went over so' 
big as to have a demand created for 
their return. 

Mr. Smith is now leaving for an 
extended trip through the camps of 
. the third and fourth corps areas, 
principally in connection with tfie 
motion picture end of the theatres 
within the camps for the presenta- 
tion of more pretentious acts. L.ist 
season's bookings were in the 
greater part chosen from among the 
acts working in "one." 

The army theatres are now on 
their fourth year, with branch of- 
fices of the service scattered 
throughout the entire country. 
There are 105 theatrca on the army 
circuit, and in the picture end the.sc 
necessitate the booking of 382 pro- 
Krams weekly, or 1.528 programs 
each month. 

Army's Slogan 
A slogan has been recently 
.^<lopted by the service, "Always a 
fiood Show at Army Theatres," 
■with men employed whoee sole duty 
it is to see that this slogan or motto 
iH lived up to, as they are respon- 
sible not only for the amusement of 
the men, but tho officers as well. 
The officers here on the general 
staff are particularly pleased with 
the result both from the vaudeville 
and picture angle, and state they 
are going to approve plane for an 
even larger service commencing in 
September. 



YOUNG RUSSELL THAW 
HANDLES RACING DOGS 



MRS. HDUAM SUES 
PRIMA DONNA W ACT 



Hilliam Instructs Chicago At- 
torney to Commence Ac- 
tion Against Wife 



14- Year-Old Son of Evelyn 

Nesbit a Wizard on 

Breaking the Dogs 



« Atlantic City, Aug. 5. 

The Greyhound Racing Track is 
all aglov* with the arrival of Lans- 
downe Lady Betsy, to make her 
debut on a circular track. LAdy 
Betsy was recently imported from 
Kngland, where she held all rec- 
ords and was considered the fastest 
coursing dog in England. That was 
on cross-country running. The 
entrance in the racing game will 
be made by Mrs. Ben I^ewis, Jr., 
who has the best show greyhounds 
in the country. 

The dog is being trained by Fred 
Van Gilder, who has brought out 
many winners on the track, and is 
twing handled and conditioned by 
14-year-old Russell Thaw, son of 
Kvelyn Nesbitt. The youngster is 
spending his second summer on the 
greyhound track and is a wizard 
on breaking the dogs. Russell 
gives the following details: In the 
afternoons the dogs are run and 
clocked as in horse races. The odds 
prevail accordingly. 

He says the new Lady Betsy is 
given a three- pound feed of meat 
before each clocking, and this slows 
her up. "Without the feed, she can 
outrun any dog on the track," he 
says. 

UPSTATE VAUDE. WAR 

Two Houses Battling Hard in Glens 
Fatla. 



Chicago, Aug. 5. 

Following the suit (or fSO.OOO flled 
in the courts of Baltimoro by Mrs. 
Eleanor Hllllam. wife of B. C. Hil- 
liam, and against Millicent Mala- 
ment, Hilliam haa instructed Wil- 
liam, and against Margarethe Mela- 
met, Hilliam has Instructed Wil- 
liam charging cruelty. 

Miss Malamet is the prima donna 
in the Hilliam turn and the daugh- 
ter of the director of the Baltimore 
Opera Society. 

Some weeks ago Hilliam notifiea 
his vaudeville producer-manager, 
C. B. Maddock, he intended to go 
to Canada to free himself of an 
alimony payment of $125 weekly 
due his wife. Maddock is said to 
have informed HUliam that he had 
booked the Hilliam act conaecu- 
tlvely and unless Hilliam continued 
in i( Maddock could not recover his 
investment of $8,000 or $9,000 from 
ths turn. Hilliam is reported to 
have been receiving |S00 net weekly 
salary lii the act. 

Hilliam is said to have replied he 
had received an offer to appear in 
a revival of a Canadian over-seas 
revile to tour the Dominion and 
would receive $360 weekly; that he 
preferred that engagement tot re- 
maining in the States under the ali- 
mony order and its consequences in 
the event of default. 

What further arrangement, if any. 
was reached between Hilliam and 
Maddock has not been heard of. 



OBSTINATE KING ZANEY 



Fritz! Ridgeway Said He Wouldn't 
Get Up or Work — Got Divorce 



Glens Falls, Aug. 5. 
A vaudeville war is on here be- 
tween the Rialto (Keith booked) 
and the Empire (Independent). Al- 
ready they have started rapping one 
another in their newspaper ads In 
addition to springing a continual 
line of stunts to outwit the opposi- 
tion. Each house runs five acts and 
a picture, and are now in the midst 
of their season despite the heat. 
The season here began officially 
Aug. ]. 

Mike Duffy, manager of Proctor's 
23rd St. in New York, will shortly 
arrive here to manage the Rialto, 
replacing Edgar Weil. 

The most recent stunt pulled by 
the Kialto was to restrain the Harry 
Stoddard orchestra on a Sunday 
two weeks ago and have them give 
"a straight mu8ical.j3ri)gram, label- 
ing it a concert. This marked the 
first Sunday show for Glens Falls. 



Los Angeles, Aug. 5. 

Fritzl Ridgeway, stage and screen 
actress, was granted a divorce from 
King Zaney, songwriter, by Superior 
Court Judge Ira Thompson after she 
told how he refused to get up in the 
morning and did not seem to have 
any desire to work. The suit was 
brought under the name of Fred- 
ericke H. Dill against Charles Dill. 

Miss Ridge'way testified her hus- 
band has never contributed to her 
support, and most of the time they 
lived together she had to provide for 
him. 

At the time they separated he went 
to New York, taking her last cent, 
said Miss Ridgeway, and she had 
sent him money on five different 
occasions. Zaney said he would get 
work either writing or acting when he 
left, but, to her knowledge, was not 
successful at either. 

Miss Ridgeway concluded her tes- 
timony by saying that once, after 
their separation, her husband came 
to her apartment in an Intoxicated 
condition and she fled when he tried 
to force her to return to live with 
him. 



KEITH'S BOOKING MEETING i 
NOW CALLS AGENTS BEFORE IT 



Departure Greatly Favored by Acts* Handlers — Lists 
Submitted-T-Bookers Lectured on Showing More 
Speed in Procuring New Material 



QUEEN MARY'S GOD- 
CHILD DANCING AT HIP 



17-Year-Old Danseuse Direct 
from St. James' Palace — Pa- 
rents' Name Is Howlett 



You can take it or leave it, but by 
the upraised hand of an amateur 
publicist, Elaine La Tour is no less 
than thi god-child of Queen Mary, 
and Queen Mary holds the exclusive 
rights to the right of King George 
of England, also no less. 

And that's not all of that, either. 
For Elaine is to appear at the re- 
opening of the New York Hippo- 
drome as the premiere danseuse, 
and with -ill of the Qaoen M.iry st)ifr 
spread over the dailies that the 

dailies will spread. 

Inside official and authentic (chan- 
nels with permission to publfsh, but 
not to kid, say that the family name 
of Miss I..a Tour is Howlett. Her 
father is the master of the Royal 
Wardrobe or something like that in 
St. James' Palace (not a, theatre), 
and that's the place where Elaine 
was born, also her eating house ever 
since. 

Mother Likes to Travel 

Elaine h.as appeared in London 
but without the Queen Mary at- 
tachment, .Tnd with the consent of 
Elaine's mother. As mother likes to 
travel, too, mother will be at the 
Hippodrcme wih Elaine but, like all 
smart st-xge mothers, will not appear 
with her daughter on the s!age. 

Allan K. Foster discovered Queen 
Mf had a god -child who can 
dance and Is responslWe for this 
latest opposition to Lady Diana 
Manners, although Lady Diana can't 
dance. 

Another diversion also attributed 
to Mr. Foster's reading of the Lon- 
don phone book is Dolly Netter, 
English, who is coming over to di- 
rect the 24 Hippodrome Girls under 
the supervision of Allan K. Foster 
and general management of Mark 
A. Lueschcr, presented by B. F. 
Keith's New York Hippodrome. 



TWO LEGITS Airo SKETCHES 

Clara Joel will enter Keith vaude 
ville in a sketch soon, as will Oliver 
Tell. 



JACK JOYCE AHER 
DIVORCE FROM DORIS 



) 



WILL MORRISEY'S BACKER 

Mrs. Sherri Reported — Enlarged 52d 
8t. Wanted 



Charges Wife with Adultery- 
Married to Escape Legal 
Entanglements 

Chicago, Aug. 5. 

A divorce action has been placed 
in the local courts by Jack Joyce. 
Kuing undes his proper name of 
Harry Hall. 

Joyce chartjes his wife, who was 
Dolls ReynoldK, with adultery, 
naming as corespondent the man- 
ager of a vaudeville theatre at San 
Diego. 

When Mr. Joyce married his 
present wife it was reported pro- 
ceedings were pending against him 
and it was also reported at the 
name time he had married her to 
c'jcape legal entanglements. 



Mrs. Andre Sherri, wife of the 
rt)8tumer, is understood to be back- 
ing Will Morrissey In his latest 
revue venture, due for the Selwyn 
theatre, Boston. 

A more or less permanent New 
York home for the Morrhsscy revue 
has been proposed. With that in 
mind, Mrs, Sherri Is considering the 
52d St. theatre, and has conferred 
with R. K. Bimberg anent a plan 
to secure the adjoining plot and cn- 
I.Trfe'c the house. 

TOMMY GRAY BACK 

Tommy Gray, Broadway's own 
humorist, has returned to New York 
from the coast. It is unliltely 
Tommy will return to the picture 
colony for any extended slay. 

Three times while at Hollywood 
during his long sojourn Tommy was 
attacked by fever. He is sort of 
shying off any thought of a return 
trip. 



BIBTHS 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Marsh, July 
80, at Streator, 111., daughter. The 
fatber ia the manager of Johnny 
WotH'n danotng scbool in Cbicaeo. 



Rae Samuels Recovered 
Rao Samuels has returned from 
her Michigan visit, recoveied from 
the recent indisposition which 
obliged her to shorten last season. 
Miss Samuels Will be on the re- 
opening bill «t th« New York Hip- 
podrome. 



The booking meetings in tho 
Keith's ofllce, held once or more 
often weekly, will have the beneflt 
of personal knowledge imparted to 
the gatherings by Keith office 
agents, who are now being called .f 
before it. ., • 'j' 

It's a rabid departure in the book> ^ 
ing system of the big time and 
viewed with great favor by tho 
agents. The procedure appears to 
be that the agents submits t)reir 
lists of acts to the booking nteet- ' 
in, at which gather bookers and. 
managers. When an agent's list is 
reached and any information de- 
sired concerning acts upon it, the 
agent is called before the meet- 
ing. It gives the agents an oppor^ 
tunity to present their arguments. 

Heretofore, agents were advised 
after a meeting had been closed 
what disposition had been made of 
turns passed upon, in salary and 
time, if either or both were con- . 
sidered, and the agent thereafter, 
if desiring to straighten out any 
disputed point, had to interview the 
bookers and managers as he might 
be able to meet them individually. 

The innovation of calling the 
agents before the booking meetings 
is reported to have been suggested 
by John J. Murdock. Mr. Murdoclc 
spoke to an assembly of bookers, 
managers and agents the other day, 
informally but tersely, according to 
accounts. The booking offices' gen- 
eral manager told the assemblage 
all of them would have to show 
more speed hereafter In procuring 
new acts and faces for Keith's 
vaudeville. . The Murdock remarks 
were accepted by the agents in par- 
(Continued on page 61) 



1ST LIGHTS' SUSPENSION 
GOES TO W. PHHJBRICK 



Set Down for Unbecoming 
Conduct — Must Await Hear- 
ing Before Board 




WEE GEORGIE WOOD 

Played 45 out of the 48 weeks I have been here. Thanks to my fellow 
actors for many kindnesses. 

Next week (Aug. 10), State-I.iake, Chicago. 

Other People's Opinions — At SyrACUse, Chester B. Bahn In the "Even- 
ing Telegram" said: "I can only recall two others possessing a similar 
art; one. Sir Harry Lauder; the other, Charlete Spencer Chaplin." 

Representatives— United States, H. B. MARINELLI, Ltd; Sngland, 
ERNEST EOELSTEN. 



Freeport, L. I., Aug. 5. 
The flrst suspension, it is claimed* ' 
handed out to a member of th*^"*' 
Lights Club of this town has beea 
received by Will PhilbricU for "con- 
duct unbecoming a member of the 
Lights." 

Exactly what conduct by a Light 
merits temporary banishment isn't 
clear, but the story is that Mr. Phil- 
brick while in the clubhouse gavs 
his opinion of another member. 
Everyone within sight got an ear- 
ful of the Philbrick brand of opin- 
ionated language. 

The suspension Is subject to a 
hearing by the suspended member 
before the biard of directors, but 
Philbrick, according to accounts, 
can't get any reliable information 
aa to when the board intends to 
set upon his case. 

Meantime Philbrick is iperturbed 
since the Lights is but a summer 
club, closed during the show sea- 
son. It looks to date as though he 
had tossed off his year's dues for 
but a brief period of enjoyment as - 
a member in good standing. 
Put en Ear Muffs 
The other evening Philbrick is 
reported to have been at the Lights 
plub on the outside and sent word 
inside to know if they were going 
to keep him out there in the cold all 
night. Mentioning the co'd seemed 
to remind those In authority, who 
hastily donned their ear muffs with- 
out returning Mr. Philbrick an 
answer. 

Professional members of the 
Lights dislike being deprived of tho 
privilege of their favorite r«ndez- 
vous during its brief open season. 
Mr. Philbi k Is one of th3 club- 
loving members. 

A more complete story of Phil- 
brick's offense says the other mem- 
ber he addressed was Mar Hart, the 
agent. Hart preferred a complaint 
against him. At the time of the oc- 
currence there were several women 
in the room of the clubhouse in 
which tho violent language was 
burled. 



,y, August 6, 1924 



VAUDEVILLE 



VARIETT 



1t)C0AST^ANADAT0TEXAS 
. ASSWS EXPANSION SCOPE 



■V»' 



'Sign* Indicate Solid Success of New Coast Cir- 
_„{l of Vaudeville — Bray Opet>s Tour of Informa- 
m and Acquisition at Kmisos City Aug. 8-11 



Chica«o. Aug. 6. 
vtvioualy and currtntly «n- 
4 in Variety, the Western 
rill* Managers" AM(»clatloi\ Is 
oceedlng energetically to for- 
the expansion of Us service 

bom Chicago to the Pacific 
north to Canada and south as 
Texas. The warm and enthu- 
support which the announce- 
Bf this move has received has 
, molcated It is destined to be 

d success. 

»dy the booking of eight new 

I has Increased the la»ge num- 

Itheatres supplied by the asao- 

Iters of many of the hijndreda 
rundreds of vaudeville theatres 
i amall cities as well as outly- 
-^tres In the great centert 
fthe Orpheum Circuit operates 
imore houses, which have here- 
been obliged to depend for 
Iprograms upon the booking 
»lth Individual artists or upon 
Isffered thjm by ihdlvldual 
i who have no afniiatlons with 
. V. M. A. or any other organl- 
.have already written, wired 
on the long-dhtance tele- 
|to ask Chas. E. Bray, the g«n- 
knager of the W. V. M. A., for 
[of this plan. 

^ . Complicated Position 

his enormous widespread ac- 

among the vaudeville 

jers of 'the west, and parttcu- 

those of the south and tb« 
coast, Mr. Bray ha* a per- 

rualntance and cordial 
irlth such number! of the 
rlH* men that It already acams 
be win be In tha difficult 
of refusing bookiqg con- 
iBstead of soliciting thena. 
the greatly Increased num- 
theatres on the books of the 
X. A. It will b« poulble to 
the . managers not only a 
tter class of production but 
Improved serTtoa bf az- 

1 the association'^ Intention to 

the theatrea not only with 

J and splendidly prepared newa- 

|*rUcles, cuts and photographa, 

and arranged by a trained 

and theatrical pubUcltr 

to supply advertising cuta 

ons for •pecial axploltn- 

the headllna acta booked 

I the W. V. M. A. 

forma of exploitation have 

I of tDvaluabla publicity to the 

jtContinued on pac9 49) 



4 



IsFOUB COMMITIED 

Buffalo. Ang. B. 

itby LaFour. S4. olatming to 

^anded performer from Brook - 

T., wa« arraigned In City 

|h«w on a charge of vagranoy 

' to the city hoaplUl when 

found to be In a pitiful 

from the effects of some 

from the Avon Hotel Frl- 

nlng, where ehe had kept 

sts awake by rapping on 

«rs, she was placed in the 

lodging house, but became 

.^^•able, and had to be locked 

|No. 2 police station. 
I arraigned before the Judge. 
1 unable to answer questions 

neared to be under the influ- 

" some heavy opiate. 

*Tl"»^«ntown Op^ns Met. 
|«organtown, W. Va.. Aug. 5. 
Metropolitan, vaudeville and 
I has been opened by George 
W». owner. The house is 
t Keith's. 



IIEW ACTS 

Golden, dance act, "The 
Q'"-!." on the Poll '.Ime. 
"Mental dancer, featured. 
Llebert ("The Sliattered 
liai ^'"^'■ew Robblns (former 
Olrector for Htinry Savage), 
•na talking. 
*• W. Jones, of "That Quar- 
«a Joe Kane, last with SUn 
B. ,*^« teamed In a new act 
/^Jerome. , 

^ Calvert, three people 

Wi and Piynn have dissolved 
l!^* partnership. Jack FlyUn 
■^d an alliance with Dick 
"0 »>oth will be seen shortly 

•eta ' * • , 



HARRY CARUH JOINS 
JACK LDffiER'S AGENCY 



Important Association for In- 
dependent Vaudeville — Car- 
lin for 17 Years with Keith s 




NO COOPERATION HAD, 
UNDER QUrr MORRISON 



House Suddenly Closed but 

Apts Placed Elsewhere — 

Booker's Second Tilt 



Harry Carlin, connected with the 
family department of the Keith 
agency for 17 }-ears, until he handed 
In his resignation two weeks ago, 
is to Invade the independent 
vaudeville 'field, having signed a 
three-year contract as chief booking 
njanage'r with the Jack LInder 
Agency. 

Carlin had previously announced 
he would open an office of his own 
but later decided the arrangement 
with LInder was more attractive. 
Garlln will handle the bookings fior 
the 30 houses now on Llnder's 
books, while LInder will concen- 
trate tpon adding other houses. 

T-he contract, drawn in the law 
offices of James A. Tlmony, calls 
for a salary and |>ercentage on all 
houses Carlin can swing to- the LIn- 
der enterprises, and carries a sub- 
stantial increase for e&ch ensuing 
year. Carlin assumes his new post 
on Aug. 18. 

Coup for Linder 

The acquisition of Carlin to the 
Linder staff is considered a coup 
(Continued on page 49) 



JANET OF FRANtiK can sing, can 

dance, can dress; 
JANET OF FRANCE can alwa.« > 

. HEADLINE, yes; 
JANET OF, FRANCE has antics" 

, quite her own; 
JANET OF FRANCE success Is 

always known; 
JANET OF FRANCE through 

TALENT must advance; 
JANET OF FRANCE— Is Just 

JANET OF FRANCE 



GEORGES BAUP HERE 

Paris Agent's Fir«t Visit in Fifteen 
Years 



SAVOY, SAN DIEGO, DARK 

New Pantages House Credited With 
Closing It 



Sail Diego. Aug. S. 

After a brief vaudeville attempt, 
the Savoy recently closed and in- 
dications are that the house will be 
dark for the rest of the summer at 
least. While the theatre manage- 
ment announced ehat the house had 
been closed for much needed re- 
pairs, it is understood that the 
closing was due to poor box office 
receipts as a result of the new 
t>antages draw. 

Since the Pantages oi>ened here, 
the Savoy has tried several policies 
In an effort to attract business, in- 
cluding musical comedy stock, dra- 
matic stock and pop vaudeville, 
each venture falling. 

No announcement Ims l>een,forth> 
coming as to the poliiy that will be 
followed after repairs have been 
made. 



FLASH ACTS SCARCE 



Small Timers Cant Locate Them — 
Using Substitutes 



Small time Independent bookers 
are reporting a scarcity of flash 
acts suitable for closing spots. Two 
weeks ago there were plenty of 
this type but the booL^rs figure 
many disbanded for the summer 
rather than work at reduced sum- 
mer salary. 

Three bookers having calls for 
dance revues or girl acts as added 
starters Saturday could not locate 
any, substituting musical trios and 
bands. 



BEED ALBS^'S BENEFIT 

A benefit bill presented by Reed 
Albee for the Adirondack Fund for 
the Tuberculous last Monday at the 
Happy House theatre. Lake Placid, 
included the A. S. Bendell or- 
chestra, Gallagher, Alexander and 
Madden, Charles Hill and Agnes 
Finley, Marlon Klrby. Little Blllle, 
Robert Hilllard, Charlotte, and Pet- 
erson with the Beaux Arts orches- 
tra. Henry Samtley, Bobby Watson 
and Marjorle Lane, Cecilia Loftus, 
and Mllo. 



YOUNG PHIIUPS' "BAUEFF" 

"The Mr. and Mrs. Norman Phil- 
lips Revue" produced by Hocking & 
Green will open Aug. 11 on the 
Keith Circuit. The act Includes Mr. 
and Mrs. Norman Phillips and their 
son. Norman Phillips. Jr. 
r It is a series of revue scenes with 
the youngster doing a Balleft be- 
tween th« scenes In "one." 



Qeorges Baud, who. In association 
with Bert Howell in Paris, cpnducts 
one of the most famed of the inter- 
national theatrical agencies (Howell 
& Baud), arrived In this country on 
the "Aqultanla," accompanying the 
Dolly Sisters. H« will remain in 
this country for about a month at- 
tending to the details of the con- 
tract under which Raquet Meller is' 
to make her appearance here under 
the management of the Selwyns. 

At present It is not detlnltely 
settled as to the date the revue star 
Is to leave France and come over, 
but it is expected this detail will bo 
cleaned up within the next week or 
ten daya 

The return of the Dolly Sisters is 
to appeftr in the new "Greenwich 
Village Follies." they having begun 
rehearsals yesterday. Baud will re- 
main here mitil the piece opens and 
then return to Prance. 

It Is his first vUlt here In IS 
years. At that time Bau(^ appeared 
at Hammerstein's Victoria, in the 
theatre and on the Roof. When re- 
turning to Frittico he said that they 
had him so much "up In the air" 
around "the Corner" that he told 
abroad that he had worked atop of a 
18-story building and believed it 
himself. 

The Dolly Sisters made their first 
return to this country since the 
death of their mother, and a tearful 
scene was enacted at the cemetery 
on Sunday when they visited her 
grave in company with their father, 
who broke down completely. 



COPPED RAFAEL'S WIF^ 
MAY COST $100,000 

■ nil «l 

Ventriloquist's Affections Are 

Valued at Hop in Suit 

Against Oil Man 



Los Angeles, Aug. 6. 

David Rafeal, vaudeville ventrilo- 
quist, through his attorney, Philip 
Cohen, haa filed a $100,000 aliena- 
tion of aRectlons action against Ed- 
ward Sherwood, wealthy Long 
Beach oil man, whom he alleges wil- 
fully and maliciously stole the af- 
fections of his wife. Pearl Watson 
Rafeal, formerly on the stage. The 
Rafeals were married three years 
ago In New York. 

The ventriloquist claims his wife 
left her home to live with Sherwood 
at Long Beach. 



MARBIAOES 

Shirjey Powell (Jack Powell Sex- 
tette) to Albert Graver, non-profes- 
sional, at Liberty, N. T., July 12. 

Anna Boehler, secretary to Billy 
Diamond, Gus Sun Chicago office, to 
Billy Cri^ll (non -professional), July 
26. 

Ashley Abendschein, assistant 
manager of Crandall's Metropolitan, 
Washington, July 17, to Aubrey 
Keyes. a Washington girl, formerly 
In Ziegfeld's "Sally." 

Elisabeth ClcchetU to Prank 
Boero. both of Springfield, Mass., 
July 39( Th» bridegro4ra is trom- 
bone soloist with the Fenway or- 
chestra. 



Morrison's, Rockaway Beach, fin- 
ally put up the shutters Suaday. 
Jack Linder, who had been book- 
ing the house on a i>ercentage ar- 
rangement walked out on the propo- 
sition Friday, claiming he was get- 
ting no co-operation from the 
house. 

It was the second tilt Linder had 
had with the management In two 
weeks, the same situation arising 
the week before. 

Sunday night the management Of 
the theatr-a prevailed upon Linder 
:< reconsider and continue the book- 
ing. Linder laid down certain 
terms under which he wouM con- 
tinue and claims the house did not 
iive up to them. The financial end 
does not figure in the controversy. 

Linder had booked In a show for 
iKith halves of this week." When 
notifying the house he was through 
he placed the contracted acts In 
other of his houses, so there were 
no casualties among the performers 
on account of the sudden closing. 
House on Percentage 

Linder explaired to a Variety rep- 
re.sest^tative that the house had been 
taken over on the precentage ar- 
rangement during his absence whiie 
on a vacation two weeks ago. When 
returning »he went ahead with the 
existing agreement rather than re- 
pudiate those who had ^nade the 
arrangement. 

The house may reopen later 
booked through another agency, al- 
though the management was unde- 
cided on that point late last week. 

'Business nas not been remarkable 
at the beach house this season, but 
Linder said that during the three 
weeks he booked it both were get- 
ting a break. With proper han- 
dling; he- believed the could have 
done better. 

Prior to resuming vaudeville the 
house had a three weeks' try with 
musical tab stock sponsored by Joe 
Woods, which closed after several 
weeks. 



FEINBERG'S 'COLLECF IDEA 



Sends Telegrapiy Blanks to Acts- 
Arrangement With Telegraph Co. 



Abe Felnberg, Independent vaude- 
vlKe agent, has hit upon a novelty 
method of getting quick replies from 
vaudeville acts. Felnberg, through 
an arrangement with the Western 
Union, has arranged to have any 
wires sent him from acts acceptea 
collect. 

The agent malls the blank wires 
with his address on them to the acts 
he wants to hear from. 



HOUSES OPENING 

Hereafter the Strand, Stamford, 
Conn., will play Keith vaudeville, 
booked out of the pop house de- 
partment. The Strand Iwis been 
playing Acts booked from the Fally 
Markus offics. Charles Vonou, a 
Stamford man, controls the theatre. 

Irving LIpshltz and L. Slegelman, 
of New York, h^ve signed a lease^ 
for the Playhouse, Poughkeepsle. 
The lease is for ten years at an an- 
nual rental of $8,000, with an option 
for five years additional at a rental 
to be decided upon later. Messrs. 
Llpshlts and Slegelman will open' 
the theatre on Labor Day. 



The Central Park, Chicago, will 
Inaugurate Its new ppllcy August 
17, playing a split week consisting 
of five acts and a -feature. The 
house formerly played last halves 
only. 



01 AND INJURED 

Borden and Boyer, owing to an 
accident to the former* were un- 
able to open at the Capitol. WUkes- 
Barre. Pa., last week. The I-rfi- 
monte Trio replaced them. Borden 
and Boyer are a male-trampoline 
turn. The men were rehearsing In 
Reading when Borden was hurt in a 
fall. 

Dorothy Seattle Is recovering from 
an operation at the Israel Zion hos- 
pital. 49th street and 10th avenue, 
Brooklyn. N. T. . 

At the French Hospital, New 
York, are Owen Jones, utility 
pianist for the Keith circuit, whose 
allm«nt hag not been diagnosed, and 
Barney JTerguson. who underwent 
an operation for hernia. 



'BUBBLES' FIRED 

ON DAY TINNEY 

SAILS 



Mrs. T. Reported Suing 

for Separation — Frank 

and "Bubbles" Part 



Poor Bubbles; No sooner does 
Frank Tlnney leave the country 
than everyone starts plckln' on her. 
Even big-hearted Ziggy, who was 
listening to the wild waves down at 
East Hampton, I.,. I., and always 
gives the girls the benefit of ths 
doubt, slipped one over on her. 
When Imogene reported last night 
at the K«w Amsterdam she was in- 
formed that she was "canned" and 
her dough was handed her In lieu < 
of the usual notice. . 

At that Zlggy Just beat Immy to 
the punch, for she was going t» 
take the air herself after Friday 
and grab a steamer on Saturday 
morning. 

Zlggy believed Tmmy when she 
told htm that she wasn't seeing 
Frmk at. all, and that U tliers was 
a irlrl with him that looked like her 
It n^ust have been her double. For 
Zlggy wouldn't have a girl In his 
highly moral family entertainment 
that ran around with a married 
comedian and got her name In the 
papers and all that because the 
comedian decided to put one x>f her 
lamps In nMurnlng. But yesterday 
when the evening papers came out 
wth the stories of Immy being with 
Frank when he sailed Zlggy threw 
a fit. So. before the fit passed, he 
wired Stanley Sharp* at th* New 
Amsterdam to lie ths can to Imo- 
«;ene. 

All Freeport was agog all of ths 
tlm? up to yesterday when it -was 
reported that Edna Davenport (Mrs. 
Frank Tlnney) had had papers pre- 
parsd in a separation action against 
her hubby and th* papers would b« 
served yesterday,, before or when 
Frank sailed 

At first it was repbrfed Mrs. 
Tlnney In/ended following her hus- 
band to London next week, but the 
renewed notoriety given the Tln- 
ney-Imogene Wilson affalj was said 
by the Freeporters to have hardened 
Mrs. Tlnney to an alimony future. 

Tlnney was served yesterday be- 
fore the "Columbus" left. He has 
20 days within which to answer. ' 

With the departure yesterday 
(Tuesday) of Tlnney to fulfill a 
professional engagement in Ixindon, 
It was said that "Bubbles'" Wilson 
was to leave Ziegfeld's "Follies" by 
Saturday to "go to London." 

"Bubbles" parted at the yler yes- 
terday from Frank Just before the 
boat left. "Bubbles" bubbled over. 
She had been on the boat since 7 
a. m.. and FranR was with her. They 
seemingly had an earnest* confer- 
ence in a state 'room. 

Mrs. Tlnney did not see her hus- 
band leave. She appeared surprised 
whfh informed later In the day by 
her attorney that Imogene had bid- 
den Frank good-bye. 

The beautiful but battered "Fol- 
lies" 'girl had been living nt the 
Hotel Alamao under an assumed 
name following her unsuccessful 
prosecution of Mr. Tlnney for beat- 
ing her up In the Wilson apartment ; 
that "Bubbles" said Frank main- 
tained. 

"Bubbles^' 84opted a fictitious 
name for registering purposes 
when Frank suggested that might 
be the best course, sine* none of . 
the hotels near Times square ex^-^ 
pressed a wtlltngness to be th* 
scene of a^ot^ier Tinney-Wllson 
muss. 

Household Word With Clerks 
Imogene is said to have become 
a household word with hotel clerks 
after pulling her "sugar pill sui- 
cide" and repeating with the fa- 
mous battle of 74th street. 

Tinnoy Is reputed to have ac- 
knowledged a fondness he couldn't 
get rid of for "Bubbles." even after 
he had heard the Grand Jury 
wouldn't listen to her charj.c of as« 
sault against him. It was but 
lately, according to the story, that 
Frank and his Inammorata were in 
a motor launch on Long Island 
Sound with a couple of friends. 
While on the boat Frank declared 
himself for Imogene always. 

While professing his love, one of 
the ft-lends, a man. Jocular^ asked 
If Tlnney thought enough o( "Bub- 
iContinued on page 11) 



VARIETY 



VAUDEVILLE 



Wednesday, August C, l| 



RADIO ROUTE SET FOR 2-Aa 
RUNS UNTIL JUNE. IN STATIONS 



"The Dixie Start*' Get First Booking Direct— Doing 
Act and Plugging Own Song — Regular Radio 
Booking-office Looked Forward To '' 



^ 



As far as known around radio 
circles, the first radio route to be 
attennpted by recognized entertain- 
ers will be started Sept. 1 in Chl- 
caeo, when AI Bernard and Russell 
Boblnson, known as "the D>xie 
etatn," Uunch a tour that will keep 
them occupied "In the air" until the 
first of June, 1926. 

Bernard and Russell have the Itin- 
erary laid out, with the boys taking 
In all the principal broadcastinir 
points on the rad'o calendar. The 
last concert is scheduled for Pitts- 
burgh. 

The program as framed by Ber- 
nard and Robinson calls for a non- 
sensical little duolog, single and 
double numbers and some piano 
stuff by Robinson. While Bernard 
will do most of the warbling, Robin- 
son will come in for his share on 
some of the double numbers. 

Wherever stops are made the local 
stars w'll work local tieups and also 
give their Q-R-S rolls special at- 
tention. I 
The boys-are booking direct with 
the station, all eagerly accepting 
the proposed visits of the two men 
who have gained considerable pop- 
ularity with their broadcast'ng. 

While there are many songs in the 
Bernard and Robinson program, they 
plan to give their own compositions 
special attention. 

The New TOrk music publishing 
houses are Interested <n the trip and 
Its outcome, especially as to the pub- 
licity and the cost that will come of 
the proposed tour. 

The music publishers are certain 
that the day is not far- distant when 
there will be a big radio booking 
bureau, :with all the expenses as 
well as salaries guaranteed by the 
stations or the powers that control 
them. The Bernard-Robinson tour 
Is expected to pave the way for the 
establishment of such a bureau.. 

A radio circuit is regarded as a 
(*rtainty, with the cities so arranged 
that the artists do not have a single 
layoff week during the entire year. 

It is understood that the>8tation8, 
individually and collectively, are not 
paying for the proposed radio tour 
of the entertainers, but that it has 
been arranged by Waterson, Berlin 
A Snyder company. An effort to 
get confirmation as to this from 
Henry Waterson failed, as he is 
away on a summer vacation and is 
not expected back in the New York 
offlces until Labor Day. 

All the songs, however, are in the 
W.. B. A S. catalog, and the boys 
are said to be on the W. B. & S. 
payroll in addition to copping roy- 
alty for their records. • 



HEIMAN TELL S PLANS 

Orpheum Circuit's President in Loa 
Angelee. 



tios Angelee, Aug. 5. 

Marcus Helman, president of the 
Orpheum Circuit, when here ^an- 
nounced that when the new Or- 
pheum theatre Is completed about 
Sept. 1, 1925, the present Orpheum 
will be turned over to the Western 
Vaudeville Managers' AssoMatlon 
for booking and Is to be operated 
along the same lines as the Majeetie, 
Chicago. Work on the new house, 
which will be located on the site of 
the Mission, Broadway near Nlntn 
street, will begin Sept. IS. 

Mr. Helman declared that the new 
W. V. M. A. booking plan for the 
West is a gigantic one and states 
that he feels sure California will 
have a great number of houses 
playing their shows. He announced 
that Colonel Chas. R Bray will ar^ 
rive here about Aug. 22 to inaugur- 
ate the plans for me establishment 
of the W. V. M. A. route as well as 
a booking office. 

Mr. Helman leaves here Aug. 1 
for San Vrancisco and will then re- 
turn to Chicago. Frank Rivers of 
the Orpheum forces of Chicago Is 
his companion on the trip. 



wotr-imioN SCENIC studio 

Union Studiee After Them— CuHing 
In With Low Prices 



Scenic contrmctora whose organi- 
sation la 1i part of the scenic artists' 
union, have declared against low 
price studios are said to be mostly 
atlve In supplying productions and 
drops for vaudeville tCcts. 

At a recent meeting of the union 
scenic studio people it was decided 
to actively combat the non-union 
shops which ar4 charged with mak- 
ing inroads on the business of the 
older establishments. Representa- 
tives of the union are said to have 
been assigned to point o)it to the 
low-priced shops the advantages of 
joining the union. 

Should the low price shops hold 
out as Independents, It is under- 
stood the union contraetoi's plan to 
place the matter before labor au- 
thorities with the object of secur- 
ing a regulation covering vaudeville 
theatres forbidding stage hands 
from handling any settings not hav- 
ing a union label. 



MORGANS DISSOLVING 



Split 



Professionally and Maritally 
: This Week " 



Arthur and Bmtna Morgan are 
dissolving both professional and 
marital partnership after this week. 

Mrs. Morgan has returned to the 
hcmie of her parents in Philadelphia 
where she will institute divorce pro- 
ceedings on grounds of incompati- 
bility. 

Morgan confirmed the split, but 
refused to comment on his wife's, 
action other than to say she was a 
wonderful woman, but they just 
couldn't seem to get along. 

Morgan will continue the act with 
another woman partner. 



SHOWING FIGHT FILMS 



Dcmpsey-Gibbons Match in Shelby 
Being Shown at B'klyn House 



The Dempsey-Gibbons fight pic- 
tures from Shelby, Mont., held last 
summer, are being shown at a 
picture house in the colored dis- 
trict. 

A western man is reported to have 
brought the fight films eastward 
and offered them to several Broad- 
way houses. The fransoortatlon 
and exhibiting. of fight pictures Is a 
violation of the Interstate Com- 
merce Act, which left the Broadway 
exhibitors wondering where they 
would stand if exhibiting the Shel- 
by shots. 



Cherry Sisters WiU 
Stump for La FoDette 



Cedar Rapids, Aug. 5. 

The Cherry Sisters are In the 
limelight once more. After a short 
tour In vaudeville they have re-en- 
tered politics, having pledged their 
support to stump for La FoUette for 
President. 

Effle was recently defeated in the 
mayoralty election, but le 
mthed to get a political position 
somehow. 



SALARY SUIT 



Olga and Mishka Appeared in Op- 
position House at Decatur 

Chicago, Aug. 5. 

A. Siegfried, manager of the 
Bijou, Decatur, III., has instituted 
suit against Olga and Mishka, for 
$485.70, which he claims is due him 
for failure of act to appear at above 
theatre for a contracted date. 

The act appeared the following 
week at an opposition theatre in 
the same city. 



Orpheum People Must Pay 
— Can Charge to Expense 

Chicago, Aug. 6. 

Officers of the Orpheum circuit 
have been informed no more passes 
will be issued to th'm for any of 
the Orpheum theatres. 

In the future they wHI have to 
buy their seats, but will be allowed 
to charge them to their expense ac- 
cot nts. 



CONET'S TWO HEW OHES 

Shannon Brothers h%ve broken 
ground for the erection of a new 
2,500-seater and oflSce building di- 
rectly opposite Henderson's, Coney 
Island. 

The policy will be pictures and 
vaudeville, booked through an in- 
dependent agency. 

This will make the second new 
theatre under way foT Coney 
Island. The other house is being 
built at a spot further down by 
George C. Tilyou and will be booked 
through the Keith office. 




JOHir BURKE SI 
TO REPLACE 



Engaged by Sam H. Harris 1 
"Music Box Revue"-. 
OlfiGial 



MLLE. DONATELLA 

The Tambourine Wlsard, presents 

"CARNIVAL OF VENICE" 

A Night in Mardi Orae 

An act with seven people, eaph 

«doing their individual specialties. 

Novelties that cannot be compared. 

Always booked solid. 

Now Playing 

Balaban A Katz Wonder Theatres 

of Chicago 

Week, Aug. 5— Tiveli 

Week, Aug. 11 — Riveria 

ESastern Representative ■ 

HARRY WEBER 

Western Representative 

SIMON AGENCY 



INDEPENDENTS 
CANT ORGANIZE 



Another Attempt to Cor^ 

ral Agents Fails 

as Usual 



The latest attempt to organise In- 
dependent vaudeville agents into a 
central body has fallen by the way- 
BldSf like all previous attempts. 
Those who had attempted to put 
deter'^^ci'0'8 the organisation are through 
on account of getting little co-opera- 
tion from the bookers, most of whom 
were long on talk J>ut short on action. 

A meeting had been scheduled for 
last Thursday at Jack Under's office. 
Only a few appeared. The meeting 
was called off, with the organisers 
thoroughly disgusted. 

The independents are tough birds 
to get together, according to the 
organizers. It is only during trou- 
blous times that they can see any= 
thing In the way of organization. 

When a house is lifted from their 
books by another booker they are 
generally up in ar|[is, and the organl- 



Puck and White Going on 
B. & K. Time a| $1,500 

Bva Puck and Sammy White will 
open a three weeks' engagement of 
the Balaban & Katz houses Sept. 8 
at the Chicago, followed by a week 
eaclr at the Tivoli and Riviera, at 
a reported salary of $1,500 weekly. 

They will continue in vaudeville 
via the Keith Circuit next season. 



-imnnE bubke masbies 

Lima, O., Aug. 5. 
]|^hen Minnie Burke, 29, was 
touring the middle west and east 
three years ago, she played Lima, 
• and met G. O. Supuls, 42, a local 
realty broker. A marriage license 
has been taken^out In Lima by the 
two, the actress giving her name 
as Wilheimlna Koerner. 

Both Miss Burke and Dupuls 
f have been .rrjnwiedi fcefonc. The wedt. 
4ii^ is enpecVerf f take place vtMs 
Sveek. 



H. B. WARNEB BOUTED 

A Keith contract has been given 
to H. B. Warner with his sketch. 
He' will appear at the Palace, New 
York, Labor. Day week, after pre- 
viously playing the Palace, Chicago, 
Cleveland and Pittsburgh. 

Late in October Mr. Warner will 
open in "Silence," legit attraction, 
at the Gaiety, New York. 



CABBOLL'S "PICKINGS" 

Ixm Angeles, Aug. 5. 

The Harry Carroll revue, sched- 
uled to take place at the Orange 
Grove, will be titled "Pickings of 
1924." with the sub-line, "First 
Crop." 

Negotiatlone are on to secure Will 
Morrisey and Midgie Miller to head 
the cast. 



BUN OF FLAT CONTRACT 

Joe Laurie, pint sized 4omic who 
has been featured In "Plain Jane" 
is not to leave the show as reported. 
This week he signed a run' of play 
contract with the musical. 

Prior to the signing of the new 
contract Laurie had been opjerating 
under a two week notice, either way. 



AFOLLO'S NEW STAGE 

The Apollo, In Harlem, which is 
to open with burlesque stock un- 
d«n thei «lre«ti»w of WnaUy Br othpr". 
haa instftlled la <ieiw< stagev^tt a.qoHt 
of $40,000. - .. ' 



OUT OF "FASSmO SHOW" 

Charles Kraft has left the re- 
hearsing "Passing Show," releasing 
the Shuberts from the team con- 
tract he and Jack Haley (Kraft and 
Haley) signed. 

With h^ departure the team split, 
Haley remaining under an indi- 
vidual contract. 

Kraft is s^ to have left follow- 
ing a controversy with the pro- 
ducers of the show. He was the 
straight man of the pair; Haley the 
comedian. 



Johnny Burke, monologlst, 
at the Palace, New York, has 
signed by Sam Harris fcr 
years. Burke will play a fe«<. 
tlonal weeks of vaudeville and 
reitlace Frank TInney In the 
"Music Box Revue." 

Burke hatf been a si 
vaudeville singU for several 
under the direcdon of Alf. Vl] 
and until recently turned a 
ear to all production offers. 

The ann )uncement that 
will succeed Tinney is official 
follows the report Harry F9Z 
being considered by Harris. 



« 



Bari 



TWO SUNDAY I^OWS 

Minsky Brothers will play Sun- 
day concerts at their National Win- 
ter Garden, downtown, and Apollo 
theatrei, 125th street, beginning Aug. 
30, playing six acts and pictures, 
booked through the Jack LInder 
Agency. 

The Apollo will open with stock 
burlesque Aug. 28. 



WABWICK'S |1,750 

Chicago, Aug. 5. 

The Robert Warwick sketch, 
"Bonds That Separate," is at the 
Palace here this week, preliminary 
to an Orpheum Circuit tour. 

Variety reported last week the 
salary of the act as $1,260, evidently 
a typographical error, as Warwick 
is receiving $1,760. 



400-Mile Jump . 

The route of the Sparks Circus 
Allows a_ 400-mlle jump over Sun- 
day, from Pembroke, Aug. 16, to 
Timmlns, Con., Aug. 18. 
J, With,^)|« *(y)c\mlvn: of, SlRnrkp' 
,2^tli we«k I the ,m^ag« ti"! i)>*v«, 
reached 10,168 miles. 



zatlon stuff gains new impetus. But 
in tranquil times fhey forget all 
about the plan to organise. 

The promoters of the organization 
proposed to grant the agents pro- 
tective measures. One of its feat- 
ures would have protected an agent 
booking a house against losing it to 
another member unless the change 
was lustifled, and then only after a 
grievance board had heard both 
sides. 

Another plan was to make man- 
agers post a l)ond covering the ten- 
ure of booking contracts as insur- 
ance against switching over to an- 
other booker without lustiflcation, 
and protecting the salaries of actors 
engaged through their offices. 

Several of the bookers are already 
working on the latter arrangement 
after having been previously nipped 
by houses going under and making 
the booker carry the hag for the per- 
formers' salaries, since the original 
contract had been made with the 
booker. 

Undoubtedly there is a crying need 
for such an organization among the 
independents, but several who have 
tried to show them the light have 
thus far found it a thankless Job. 



Divorce From Husband in Pa 
Chicago, Aug. 

Edith Victoria Randall (on^ of | 
four Olrton Girls) has entered i 
for divorce from Frederick Wll 
Randall, at present appearing 
revue in Paris, charging des 

Leon B^^znlak Is the attoriM^l 

INCORPORATIONS 

Jkthletie Films, Inc., New T( 
City; pictures; $1,000; Philip 
ler, Isaac Sickle. Lilian Silver. 
torney. Philip Zierler, 1540 Bi 
way.) 

Alloy Productions, Inc., New Ti 
theatrical proprietors and mai 
and produce musical perforraai 
$3,000. Directors — Sidney R. Flel 
David Stutson, Matilda H 
Subscribers — L^ Kugel, Jack 
lus, Byron Beasley. (Attorney, h 
seph B. Blckerton, Jr., 220 W« 
42d St.) 

Caiqeo Operating Co., Inc^ 
York; repair and operate pi 
films; 200 shares n. p. v.; Fr«d 
Wilson, Frederick Katz 
Freedman. <Attorney, Herbert 
Greenberg, 32 Broadway.) ' 

Brock Pemberton, Inc., New Toikl; 
plays and pictures; 150 shares . 
ferred stock $100 par value. Il| 
shares common stock non par 
Brock Peml>erton, C^iarles H. 
Winifred O. Golden. (Attoi . 
O'Brien, MeJevinsky A Drisceii.) 

Brackett, Hawks, Ryley 
New York; theatrical enterpri 
$56,000; Raymond O. Brackett, Wfl 
Hawks, Thomaa W. Ryley. (At 
ney. Vine H. Smith, 64 Wall sti 

Southern Tier -Theatres Co., 
mira; entertainments; 3,000 b] 
preferred stock $100 par value; t, 
shares common stock non par vi ' 
J. John Hassett, Malcolm D. 
son, George Va& Demark. (Atl 
neys. Baldwin & Allison, Eli 
N. Y.) 

Their First Baby, Inc., New T( 
theatrical enterprises; $25,000; 
telle Max, Marie Kautzman, Ei 
uel Goodman. (Attorney, F. 
Knorr, Albany. N. Y. 
- The Foot, Ino, New York 
theatrical: $10,000; Affle McVI 
(3eorge Wotherspoon, John B: 
(Attorney, Jacob L Ooodstela, 
West 42d St.) 

Fran-Sel Theatrical Corp., B 
theatrical; 60 shares no par 
George D. Seldon. Charles P. 
chot. Renee Richard. (AUoi 
Keneflck, Cooke, Mitchell &; ' 
Marine Trust Bldg., Buffalo.) . 

Louis De Charon Studios, 
New York; pictures and V 
graphs; $26,000; Abraham J. 
erman, Paul Barmon, Louis 
Sharon. (Attorney, Philip I. 
145 Broadway.) ' - 1 

Astor Productions, Brooklyn; 
tures; $10,000; Henry G. 
Samuel Carver, AIpl)onse J. . 
(Attorney, Max Henry Salzen 
Fulton St., Brooklyn.) 

Orssolutions 

Ansonia Amusement Co., Inct, 
York. Papers filed by company, 
Broadway. 

SOUTH DAKOTA 

Walker Theatre Co., A 
8. D.; capital, $160,000; Incori 
tors, Jennie A. Walker, H. U W' 
H. E. Walker. 



ORPHEUrSSTAR BILL 

Next Week's l^ayout at L. A. Pointed 
To with Pride 



Los Angeles, Aug. 6. 

The Orpheum of this city is point- 
ing with pride if not ecstasy to the 
program bill for next week. 

In its running order are 10 ppaces, 
16 spaces, Stan Stanley and Co, Ben 
Mftott, Bapd. ^ohP, fttfel, Rl|char<l 
B«fki\ett ,ai)d, Co, 9iU iRot44M|) and 
one to fla . . - 4 ./ 



JUDGMENTS 

Briton N. Buseh; H. Br«il|| 

*282. , „„ 

Basil Broadhurst; A. mb 

Loch Sheldrake Amus. Co., » 
S. & H. Hahnr $717.49. 

Perry Bradford; F. Van 
Inc.; $870.15. 

Earle Amus. Corp.; N. Y. Tel 
$68.80. . 

Que Edwards Sunbonnot 
Co,v Inc.; H. C. Miner Litho. 
$787.39. _, _ 

B'way Brevitiea Prods., ■ 
same; $39.86. 

Wilda Bennett; C. K. 
$1,668.06. „ , I 

Patroushka, Inc.; N. Y .Tel. « 
$162.16. V - , .1 

Helen Bedini;. V>R. Halsey •» 
$6,062.71. 

Satisfied Judgments 

Earl Carroll; BrlUsh & Co] 
KInetaiatograph Co., Ltd.; Ji* 
March 18, 192*i< 
' *WilkW- AWUe^A-Ctlrtcession 
Intfc^ ' IFa»i ' Thldihk Oo. 
tM4e.68; June 6, 1924. 



' Wedneaday, August 6, ^924 




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VARIETY 







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yoLLXXV. 



No. 12 



SPORTS 



I 

r ! Lui*. th« Money Lover 

f LuU Angel Flrpo'a well-known 
t Aoney-lovlng proclivltlea caused 
r ytke McTlgue. Bartley Madden and 
Jaok Brltton to leave Tom Luther's 
camp at Saratoga Lake a few hours 
after "The Wild Bull Of the Pampas" 
arrived laM wedc. It was bad enough 
for the three boxers to learn that 
rthey had to give up their comfort- 
able training quarter* to the Apgen- 
tJne glove pusher, but when they 

• Jieard that he was to receive all the 
irate receipts they let out a shout 

that could be heard across Saratoga 

Lake. "What!" exclaimed Charley 

i Sose, managei' of McTlgue and Mad- 

is den— "a foreigner that isn't even a 

,;• champJon to; take all the reieipts 

• and leave an American citizen and 
a champion like McTlgue out iin the 

, cold!" 

• Wheri the venerable Tom Luther 
|j said that such would be iHe' case 

Rose countered with a proposition 



t 



for two «ho.wa a day. "Then." he 



%. 



*>> Mtld, "we'll see who Is the real draw- 
ing card." Luther replied that this' 
'•' tuggestion was out of the question 
M he had no Intention of charging 
't the public two admissions. '"Then 
% lare'll pull out," said Rose. Luther 
~ Apparently had no objection to this 
Biove on the part of Rose's stable, 
And Madden immediately began to 
pack his belongings. 

Rose's Ire was aroused by what 
ihe thought Unjust treatment at the 
hands of Luther, and he U 8«id to 
bave Buggestiad to Firpo In po kind 
^^'.irords that the South American put 
*"' on the gloves on the spot and Mad- 
len would knock him out In short 
oi'der. FlrxK) Is reported to have 
■haken his head and walked, away. 
Madden pulled out of Luther's 
'^ pronto and eatabllshed himself at 
f Bremer's hotel, about a mile south. 
[> McTlgue and Brltton followed the 
Ti next morning. They are now giv: 
* log free exhibifiona there, while the 
Crowd pays $1.10 to see Firpo do hlj 
^ atufr. Within a month foxy Luis 
r Will have grabbed off a nloe little 
t^ pile from the training receipts, as 
'-' thousands of racegoers and tourists 

will flock to Luther's. 
V Jack Dempsey cleaned up hand- 
^;^„k>mely on this last August, flrst at 
i '^ 5Sc. gate and later at $1.10. 

Frank Flournoy, Tex Rlckard's 
p ^ht-han} man, Is said to have 
•" .'Blade the arrangement with Luther 
Whereby Firpo gets the receipts. 
,'l|uis is occupying the quarters 
p V^'mpsey had last year. A new 
t'. camp was to be built for him thla 
p.>ear if a title bout with Firpo or 
, :^ill8 was arranged. McTlgue had 
' {>een at Luther'a since the flrst of 
•lilune. He and Firpo were friends. 
Mike having been cordial to Luis 
When tho latter was a newcomer In 
1^ this country. The South American 
^ tva^mhettA this, and when h,e ar- 
rived at Luther's Immediately 
•trolled over to McTigue's camp io 
^' «reet Mike. 

' :. Then came the tiff about the gate 

t«ceipts, and relations between the 

two boxers became strained. Mad- 

rv ^n, who encountered Firpo on the 

i;-*tter's walk over to the citmp. Is 

■•waining for a bout with Jack Re- 

bault on Aug. 11. 



LooaU in M«in Bout 
. The stadium of the Collar City 
A. C. of Troy is being enlarged to 

^ Accommodate the crowd expected to 

[., attend the Frankie La Fay-Johnny 
O'Connor bout Monday night (Aug. 

r Jl). It will give space for 600 or 
TOO more seats about the ring, and 
out where the gallery gods sit. La 
Fay is the pride of Troy and O'Con- 
"**'■ Is the pride of the neighboring 
«ty of Cohoes— great stult for the 

j^box ofUce. The ring careers of both 
youngsters are mucl. the same, they 

• ■,»?vlt>Er risen In a rcm.-irkably short 
''me from the preliminary to the 

' main bout class. 

Ice Carnival at Lake George 

The propos.al to atagff a wintre 

.'Oarnival at Lako George. N. Y., 

, ^ith n series of skating races, is 

»ni)ioved by Charles Jetraw, ama- 

I "i.O^trs ^q p^|[,jtp^|r;to g«>tf,»t|*Ba- 
(<?oHtinue« on Kalre^ If) 



•THE AGE OF LAUGHTER" 



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: (Frtm the Veuy York "T*n«#i" Aug. $, Itth) - ■ » j 

Mon are fast tending toward an age of sobriety in which laughtor 
will have no more place than alcohol in the United States, in the 
opinion of Dr. Charles Oray Shaw, professor of philosophy at New 
York University. In the future sober period of sclentiflc and, social 
thought, h« predicted, there probably will b^ museums which will 
preaerve our Jokoa and comic strij>s in much the same manner that 
we keep the memorials of the Stone Age. 

"The case," Dr. Shaw said, "will be labeled The Age of Laughter.' " 

"Man may be deflned as a creature of laughter and tears," he 
continued. "If paciflcism, socialism and the like are seeking to 
eltace all tears, it may happen that certain other causes will work 
for the destruction of laughter. Primitive men did not know enough 
to laugh, since wit involves a certain amount of intelligence. The 
men of the future will know too much to laugh at anything. There 
is so little laughter left now in the world that already we a.-« forced 
to resort to the synthetic smiles of comic atrip artists and vaude- 
ville Jokesmiths. 

"Laughter arises from the twin causes of incongruity and inequal- 
ity. The laugh is at once of physical and social origin. We laugh at 
what we do not understand, or at what seems Inferior to ua. 
In both caaes our pride induoea.'us to assume an exalted position 
andi lofty air. Men used toi laugh at Columbus and Galileo. Now 
they try to Joke about Einstein and Freud. But the supply of 
good laughs is bc-comi.^i; less and less as man grows more and mor^ 
wise. 

"On the social side we are prone to laugh at people who appear 
inferior or - who are forced to assume degra,dlng positions. The 
prlnc'e laughs at the pauper; the city person snickers at the rustic; 
che native citizen smiles at; the immigrant. Let a person lose his 
hat, slip sn a banana peel ^r sit on his hat, and wd have a laugh. 
But these mishaps are only the signs of incongruitles_ and inequali- 
ties which the future will remove. Then we w'H atop laughing. 

"Does one ever hear the scientist laugh or see the socialist smile? 
Are Einstein and Trotsky famous for their Jokes? Would Lincoln 
have been humorous if hi.s admini||tFation had been like that of, Taf t? 
Those who are so advanced as to see their way through all In- 
congruities never stop tp laugh at anything. When all men are 
fully evolved, laughter will die a natural death. Indeed, 'it la aafe 
to predict that war and laughter will depart l)and in hand. 

"The comic flgiir^s of the past are taking leaye, although tl^ey 
linger like a woman on her neighbor's doorstep. We used tp laugh 
at 'the old maid, but bobbed hair, feminine emancipation and new 
light on matrimony are making the Joke out of date. Then we had Pur 
laugh at the drunken man, but the eighteenth amendment killed that 
Joke. In place of such comical. flgures we keep up our dying laughter 
by an appeal to bananas and Fords. Anythinj^ to make a laugh.' 

"The laugh is going fast. We have passed from the age of 
Shakespeare to that of Ibsen. Jokes are kept alive by profeasipnaliC 
who are like doctors administering oxygen. S!sce men and women 
are no longer funny we will laugh at animals like Ignatz, the mouse, 
and Krazy Cat. But the life of laughter can not be aaved. He laughs 
best who laughs ftrst." 



on 7Ani)£YIIXE 

Just how far a "sweetie," say in New York, may authorise a chaperone- 
detective-carpenter to act for him on the road was left undecided in 
Chicago when the "detective" appeared to have gone the limit in his 
eagerness to have the object of his observation obey orders. The inci- 
dent seemingly indicated there was an understanding between the adored 
and her adorer, giving the c«u-penter a certain supervision which the 
adored appasentiy recognized^ but in this especial instance could not 
observe through haste. 

Anyway, the story is that a vaudeville revue, starring a young woman 
cf almost similar name waa invited to a theatre party at a Loop house. 
Unable to locate her "chaperone;" otherwise the carpenter of the act, 
she "took a chance," and went along. Old Sleuth heard about it before the 
show was over, and stationed himself outside of the theatre. On the 
appearance of his star, the carpenter advised her she had broken the 
rule, going away without hia permission, and he ordered the young 
woman to return forthwith to her hotel and room. 

It was no secret conference the chap-carp-detect held with the act- 
lealer-several of the vaudevlllians of the party and others standing near 
by got it all, much to the dismay of the young lady, who refused to 
submit to orders in public. Whereupon the chaperone, possibly follow- 
ing instructions also, designedly, accurately and swiftly punched the young 
woman right on the nose, also before the large gathering, all of whom 
witnessed that immediately thereafter the act's star had a bad case of 
nose bleed. 

It la not related if tHe carpenter is still the boaa of tlie act , or If 
the young woman waa taught anything by the puniahment for disobe- 
dience. 



Racing dogs is proving not so bad for Arthur Hartley (Hartley and 
Patterson) at Atlantic City. Hartley went to the seaside for his vacation, 
and found the whippet races on. The rao«a are for puraes from $100 to 
$1S0 (lately increased in amount), with plenty of betting on the aide. He 
got a two-yea.--old dog, name4 it "Pat Hartley" and la reported to have 
been cleaning up in purses and on the side. Hartley carefully picking hIa' 
spota for atarta. \ 

Meantime, the city and county authoritiee are battling down there over 
the twok making on the dog racea. 



A vaudeville producer la worrying over a new car recently purcbaaed. 
He isn't familiar enough with It yet to make it do tricks, but still M able 
to drive up 46th atreet with a flourish, and, as he stops, holler "Whoa." 

An American team of male vaudeviltiana who have been playing in 
England for a number of years are about the most lonesome pair to 
be encountered in the British metropolis. They have no hesitancy about 
conflding to their friends that both their wives have flagged them. One 
of the ladies went to America recently and the last heard of her by her 
husband waa that she had taken up. with a far wealthier native of "the 
land of the free." The other wife did not find it necessary to go so far, 
having unearthed a live one within easy distance of Wembley. In spite 
of all this excitement, show business is going along Just the same in 
London and the receipts are as rotten as ever — occasionally more so. 

A nut comic. Who l.s nutty on and off. has had som^ marital troubles 
lately. He I > the sort of a nut who thinks It Is proper to aometimes 
iippear, in a night place near lil.s home, dressed in pajamas. That has 
been a laugh for the place two :r three times. ; 

The nuts latest stunt, however, had to do more or less with his wife, 
v/ho Is separated from him Looking for "evidence," according t<) the 
story, the oomic thought It might be ju.st ay Well to secure It himself ind 
prevent the 'et«etivo agency lurininc up a daily bill for telling how close 
it mls.S<»d. , 

■' KtChift otv'n' HleW«K,'the'(»(Jrtifc trsfcttd hi.'* qUaf^i^ to a nWht'^nfHaret,-^na 
tWrt-t-'yhJJ'Was'JUfh a'MUlfl* bf^in^nj Un (jiSatfeA'at k'tartft*.' RiAhjn'* in 
■0 that he could niot be overlooked, the Sherlick HbJHiea pla^^red a 



SEASIDE CHATS 

By NELLIE REVELL v. 



' -.')• v* .1, ■> 



On the Great Wooden Way, Atlantic City. 

Do you know anyone that wants a wheelchair? I'm ready to trad* 
mine in for a pair of hiUinK shoes, or what have you? To celebrate my 
emancipation from the roller-coaster cla.ss. the other day, when I went 
to see "The Ten Commandments," I dismounted at the lobby and 
Walked into the theatre, thinking to give John Stout and my other 
friends there a thrill.* It was Just my usual luck to And np one there 
that I knew. 

Mr. Stout, who is manager for the flim here, has been Inviting me to 
come to see It ever since I was flrst down here, over a month ago. I told 
him I could see only three of "The Ten Comamndmenta," and I needed 
opera glasses to catch sight of even those. He has won the argument now, 
though. I not only atood for the whole ten, I even walked for them. 



The railroad trips tc and fro from Atlantic City haven't tired me aa 
much as I thought they would. But as yet I can't sit in a Pullman seat. 
They're too straight for me,. and I never could stand anything too straight 



Another moment witi) a l^ick, in It was when I waa (uing along the 
Boardwalk, happened, to look into a bookshop window and found n^y eyes 
resting on a display of my book, '.'Right Off the Cheift.:' Now, I'lrt gettmg 
ambitious. I wonder how it \vouM feel to rid« along there anid see a play 
of mine produced. , ,. . . »."'--..■; ....■,> r> Mi. ,. 

For the l>enefit of the iravellng' publi<? thrtt does Its journeyincon tho 
Pennsylvania railroad, I have to report that the Pullman porters have 
gotten out of the habit of bruahihg ydur ctothes when fo\x get to your 
destination^; that is, they don't brash you unless you' reqursl' them to 
do it. On. my first trip down here, the porter told hie he' wasn't allowed to 
perform<thi8 service any more, and'wheh I asked him for a whiskbrpom in 
order to do it .myself,- herald lie' didn't eVen have tini of the instrument* 
on the. car. . • ; . . 

However, on this more r«cent ttip'l found a porter who had a whisk- 
broom and also.'had a smile when I asked him to uati it on my apparel. 
This is Just another change in the customs of the 'virorld that lias come 
to my notice since I axn mingling With its citlsefla again.' In tlie old da^a 
it was one of the big features of the porter'a Job, thla thing pf 'briishing 
you off, Horn, I gueas, you arc suppo.sed to get it off by yourkelf.' 

A picture which I shall keep .vvith .my valued possessions .came to me 
through tho mail the other: daiy. .it vyas a photograph pf , my o|d. friend, 
John C. Flinn, whortY I have known r^lnce he was a bey* and. whose wife 
and youngster I have known since he had them. The picture was .mounted 
In a Japanese vellum book, which announcpd tbat th« W.. W. Hpdklnson 
Pictiuies, Inc., is now the Producers' Distributing Corporation, and that 
John is vice-president of the new company. 

But even sta fine a picture as this one is, it doesnt compare with the 
one I have in my memory of the flrst trip John made to the hospital to 
see me after I had been sunk without warning. X recall how he excused 
himself in the middle of the visit and stepped out into the hall for a 
few minutes. And I remember, too, what a nurse told ffle — that he had 
left tfie rooin to keep nie from seeing the tears In hia eyea. 

In all of his hospital calls after th^t—everyone of them a red-letter 
day for me— he never failed to bring nte aome reminder, of our lopg yeara 
of friendship In Chicago, when we both worked on newspapers there. 
Sometimes it was a bottle of perfume or aome flowers, but n>ost of 
the time it wais a cocoanut cake, for John has never forgotten my 
predilection fo that dainty ih my Loop days. 

The motion pictures are fortunate in obtaining tho services- of John 
Flinn, for the niore such men in the industry) buik^ing it' up.'tke fewer 
will be the censors outside trying to tear it down. ' ' 



My syndicated column, I understand, is being run by the rndlanapolis 
"Star" right next to the one entitled "What the Well-Drassed Man Is 
Wearing." I wonder If tha: make-up roan Is getting personal. However, 
1 don't suppose I ought to mind appearing in public with a wetl-droased 
man. Maybe I'm lucky to have dodged the "obits'." 

I have learned also that In the Louisville •'Courier-Journal" the column 
la run on the amusement page, which ssents much more natural to- me. I 
hope it qualiflcs. Incidentally, in finding this out, I got a thrill that com- 
pensated me for the work of getting out the reams of copy that a ayndl- 
cate demands. I did not know the couple at the table next to mine in the 
dinli}g room, and they did not know me. 

Several days after I arrived the husband brought in a copy of tho 
'Courier Journal' 'and handed it to his wife, and she Immediately opened 
it up t(;^the amusement page, saying "Let's see what Nellie has to say." 
So, at once, Isent a note which read, "Come on over and 1 11 tell you what 
ahe has to say." ..:,.•,.— ., ■ 



Two things were waiting for me In my room at the hotel when I 
arrived here. One waa an anonymoua communication from a zealoua 
member of th) Antl-'VoIstead Association, proving by biblical quotations 
that the author of the prohibition law ought to have clpven hoofs and a 
forked tall, and the other waa one of the Books, that the Gideons have 
put In every hotel from th > twenty-dollar a day kind to thi pink-soap, 
ingrraln-carpeted, one-towel-a-day sort. I looked up the quotations re- 
fetred to in tl\e letter and I'm afraid I'd never pass an exam in exegetics. 
The only thing I learned from the flrst four texts I found was the name 
of the flrst bartender in hlatory. Cleopatra may have been the flrat 
woman press agent, but Melchlsedech waa tho flrat bartender, for he is 
said on good authority to have served wine to aome of the other nbtablea 
in Genesis. 

For the benefit of those who would like to canonise 'Volatead and of 
those who would Uke to treat him to an auto-da-fe, I append aPfne of th* 
references given in this letter. They are: Oeneaia XIV Ig; Deuteronomy, 
XIV 26; laalah LXII 6 to »; Psalms CIV It to 15; Luka V M: Luk* 
VII 33 to 35; John II 1 to 10; First Timothy V It. BSach one concerns 
wine, but whether it upholds it or not, you'lil t)i|v« to fla4 out for, yourself . 
I had to look them up. Now you do It. " .'•■ ' 



No, "Madame" Sophie Tucker, I did not get that kimona you sent from 
Philadelphia. 

Met on the Boardwalk: Irving Berlin, Florence Nash, mother and 
aunt; John Clolden, Harry Klein, Paul Whiteman, Robert Laraen and 
daughter of Boston, Harry Jordan and two daughters, Abel Green, 
Yvette Rugel, Martha Morton, Walter Kelly, Val and EIrnle Stanton, 
Chas. Dillingham, William O'Connell, Kred Drandman, George BIckel, Joe 
Finney. Walter Lawrence, Tom Fuller, William Jlnka, Victor B. Murray, 
Eidward Robins, Mr. and Mrs. Ch.iH. E. Evans, Charlotte Chllsom Cushlng, 
Hob Inser.Holl, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Lewis, tJeorge Button and William Parneil. 



mustache on his lips, then shouted: "My wife is Iri this room w'ilh men;- 
but you don'.t l<now who she is. nor you don't know me, either:" 

The wife, however, gmbbcd the idea and raced out of the place, with 
the huHliand close behind, but not close enough to see which way she 
went. So the detectinj; husband .spent the several hours at the door 
of her ;ip.Trtnient house, while the wife, after walking around th^ block, 
returned to th > cabaret and lesumed her seat at the some table. 

fcd tVvnn hi'M ix-rtriiHsion to u.ie .1 C. Flipiien'-i "meat ball" gag. (faving 
'mh!l^>-o'ni'e)t*h,*njt«»nrirh ith»"ctort>»(|p|,»n.'<SC •t*b>l>( •hl«i(tn(^'»(Jr' kc." Wynn 
ahw >FI>r<i>P»v hH th# lRIV«t-.«d^ la**! v/re* hrtiV we^it »>v;»*ta^^ i*')fee him. 
'' ' " *cCblitinucd on page 44) 



10 



VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



Wednesday, Augpust 6, I92i 



FIDEUTY PRESIDENT SUGGESTS 
MEMBERS FOLLOW NECESSITY 



Independent Theatre Project Mentioned— Henry 
Miller Addresses Gathering of About 200 Loyal 
Fideltys— Mrs. Fiske's Cheerful Talk 



The enthusiasm and loyalty o( 
the members of the Actors' Fidelity 
League have not diminished, ac- 
cording to the meeting of the Fi- 
delity held last Thursday at its 
headquarters, 11 East 45th street. 
Despite torrid weather the meeting 
drew 150 to 200 members. 

Henry Miller, In the chair, was 
supported by Howard Kyle, secre- 
tary, and the following officials: 
Holhroolc Blinn, Sidney Toler, LarK 
T-i'-!c.r. ^■^i^^all1 Mackay, Wilson 
Beynolds, E. A. Elton, Charles 

liopivlliri. 

Miller, in openinR the meetinB, 
struck an optimistic note with a 
message from picture magnates, 
Btock producers and others finan- 
cially Interested in show business 
Indicating that the danger of the 
closed shop and check-off system 
is realiied by them. 

Another cheerful note was sound- 
ed by Mrs. Fiske, who, with Miller, 
George M. Cohan and other actors, 
are formulating a plan for the erec- 
tion of an Independent theatre for 
which they have been proffered 
financial support. 

Mr. Miller said "Equity Is strong 
in numbers and Fidelity Is propor- 
tionately weak. Equity has by 
power of might exhorted an agree- 
ment from a certain group of man- 
agers who, by this agreement, are 
completely lied up In their activi- 
ties for a period of ten years. That 
Is power. Fidelity has no such 
power, nor does it wish to resort 
to communism, anarchy or mob 
rule to attain Its purpose. Fidelity's 
strength lies in the fact th.at Its 
cause is just and its principles 
right. Justice and right can never 
be downed. 

"The Equity-M. P. A. agreement 
cannot win. We believe that the 
courts will sustain that contention 
In October. W^ may not get the 
ultimate decision In the Supreme 
Court, but when our case reaches 
the Court of Appeals and the legal- 
ity of that agreement is passed 
upon we believe that victory will 
rest upon our banners and the 
courts are your only resort. No 
managers or meeting of managers 
Is going to settle this question, for 
they are not together, and as far 
as I am concerned I hope I never 
attend another manager's meeting. 
Members Forced to Desert 
"I have seen many of our mem- 
bers forced to desert this organi- 
zation and Join the upholders of 
the Iniquitous 'closed shop' in order 
to earn their dally bread, and, 
therefore, I say to you, if you, too, 
are forced to pay Equity's extor- 
tions, do so, but remain faithful to 
Fidelity In your principles. Figure 
It as a gratuity you would toss to 
a beggar. 

"At the last meeting of the Pro- 
duclngg Managers' Association the 
officials knew that there were cer- 
tain members who had decided to 
do business with Equity personally 
and had already signed to produce 
with 100 per cent. £kiuity casts. 

"In order to prevent these pro- 
ducers from bolting an arrange- 
ment was finally arrived at for each 
manager to retain his membership 
In the P. M. A., but to produce In- 
dividually as he saw fit, providing 
he signed no contract with Equity 
in violation of the basic principles 
of the P. M. A. This would keep 
the P. M. A. organization intact 
and In a position to support any 
stampede or Ij'eak away of mem- 
bers from Equity and leaving them 
without Equity holding any leash 
on future activities. 

"The basic principles of the P. 
M. A. is ojiposed to closed )>hop and 
In signing the agreement with 
Equity the Shuborts and their group 
broke that agrcemont and are now 
under charges for it. When nego- 
tiations were on between B<iuity 
nnd the P. M. A. for a separate 
80-20 agreement, a cable was re- 
ceived from Lee Shubert dem.and- 
ing that all negotiations cease un- 
til he arrived, claiming that Equity 
would be otherwise breaking lt» 
agreement with him as that Instru- 
ment provided that no 80-20 agree- 
ment could be Issued to any group 
of managers otl)cr than the Af.. p. A. 
"Upon this tbe, i^ecieiofi; wa.*) .ar- 
rived at for e.ach man to proflpce 
Independently with no basic agree- 



"Abie's" Actor Leaves; 
Wanted Vacation 



Frederick Forrester, who was 
playing the role of the Rabbi In 
the first road company of "Abie's 
Irish Rose" for the past two 
yea'rs, resigned because the pro- 
ducers would not permit him to 
take a two weeks' vacation, it is 
.reported. 

I Forrester is said to be the only 
actor leaving an "Able" company 
voluntarily. 



, 



RITA ROSE HELD ON 
KLENDON'S COMPLAINT 



Charges and Counter Charges 

in Court — Former Showgirl 

Attacked Stage Manager 



Jack Klendon, stage manager at 
the Apollo, r'ew York, summoned 
Rita Rose, former actress, before 
Magistrate Ryttenberg in We.-;t Side 
Court on a charge of disorderly con- 
duct. After the case had been ad- 
journed Miss Rose attempted to at- 
tack Klendon in the street and when 
brought back into court was held in 
$100 bail and placed in a cell. 

Klendon and Miss Rose have had 
considerable trouble, having ap- 
peared In court numerous times. 
Klendon said the former show girl 
had annoyed liinl by writing him and 
his wife letters which contained 
many vile words. He said she also 
had written to him at the theatre 
and communicated with his employ- 
ers, with the result that he was in 
danger of losing his job. 

Miss Rose' claimed Klendon was 
responsible for her losing several 
jobs with various shows. She 
charged Klendon was the father of 
her child that had died and pro- 
duced a_ photograph showing a dead 
child In a casket. 

Magistrate Ryttenberg did_ not 
hear the ca.se, and the pair proceeded 
Into the corridor. On the ^<tep8 of 
the court Miss Rose suddenly hurled 
her purse and started running after 
Klendon and his lawyer. She was 
prevented from assaulting him by a 
passer-by. 

The lawyer returned to court and 
informed the magistrate what had 
hai)pened. and when Miss Rose camo 
to the court a few minutes later an 
additional charge of disorderly con- 
duct was made against her. After 
she had been in a cell for over two 
hours she obtained the tlOO ball and 
was released. 

The case was adjourned. 




RALPH WHITEHEAD 

RETURNED 

After one year and four months In 
Ehigland with Geo. M. Cohan's 

"Little Nellie Kelly." 
A most delightful engagement. 

Lambs' Club, New York 



Chica«ro Hits May 

Remain in Chicago 

"No, No, Nanette." the H. H. Fra- 
zee muBlcal, may not reach the Music 
Box, New York, Liabor Day, as pre- 
viously planned. The show has been 
holding up so well at the Harris, 
Chicago, both Frasee and Sam H. 
Harris are undecided about moving 
It while it can profitably attract in 
Chicago. 

A similar situation crops up with 
the Duncan Sisters' "Topsy and 
Eva," tentatively set to supplant 
"Plain Jane" at the Sam H. Harris, 
New York, on Labor Day. 

Both attractions may have their 
Chicago run extended unless there Is 
a box-offlce drop sufficient to war- 
rant being sent to New York. 



13-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN 
^SCANDALS" CHORUS 



Mother of Adele Smith Held for 
Trial — George White En- 
gaged People 



"TIN GODS" REVISED 

William Anthony McGuIre has 
completed the rev)sc<l edition of 
"Tin Gods" and the piece will short- 
ly be placed in rehearsal. The pro- 
duction is being made by Lewis & 
Gordon in association with Sam H. 
Harris. 

The piece was tried out last sea- 
son with Franclne Larrlmore in the 
principal role. Miss Larrimoie may 
reappear In It. 



Alfred Lee, 42, 20 West 57th street, 
manager of George White's "Scan- 
dals," was exonerated of a charge 
of employing a minor when ar- 
raigned' before Magistrate Rytten- 
berg in West Side Court. At the 
same time Mrs. Lillian Smith, 34, 
662 Jackson avenue, Bronx, was held 
In ISO ball for trial In Special Ses- 
sions on a similar charge. 

Lee and Mrs. Smith had been sum- 
moned to court on complaint of 
Thomas Keane, agent of the Chil- 
dren's Society. Keane testified he 
had witnessed a performance of. 
"Scandals" In which he saw Adele 
Smith, 13, In the chorus, singing and 
dancing. 

Keane said a complaint had been 
received at the Children's Society 
and an investigation had been con- 
ducted by Supt. PIsarro. When 
Plsarro appeared at the theatre he 
said be was shown a different 
woman. 

Magistrate Ryttenberg called the 
case and Lee pleaded not guilty. He 
explained that, while manager, he 
was not empowered to hire em- 
I ployes. He said this was done by 
George White. There was no evi- 
•ience to show that the girl had been 
engaged by Lee. 

Mrs. Smith admitted she h.-xd per- 
mitted her daughter to engage In 
the performance. 



JERUSALEM COLOR 



Marjorle Blaine, authorees 
and playwright) has gone to 
Jerusalem to absorb local color 
for her forthcoming dramtisa- 
tlon of "The Court of Pilate," 
a recent novel by Roe R. 
Hobbs. Miss Blaine expects to 
have her play finished by Oc- 
tober, at which time It prob- 
ably will be readied for pro- 
duction by a Broadway man- 
ager. 

The tale is in Jerusalem at 
the time when Pontius Pilate 
wae the Roman procurator. 
This consequently is one of the 
first plays dealing with this pe- 
riod since "Ben-Hur." 

Miss Blaine's last play was 
"The Unknown Woman." 



'CANITIES" NEH HOME 
AND OTHER THINGS 



Does Peggy Joyce Publicity 

Portend Peggy as Once 

Again Star of Show? 



■ EEHEAESING "HONEY" 

•lloncy," the new colored mu.fical 
by Miller and Lylos, being sponsored 
by Southland Productions. Inc., 
goes into rehearsal next vrsek and 
will open in Washington, D. C, 
Aug. 25. 



ment with Equity ouL-fidc of the m- 
divdual shows. 

"Equity olllcials and council are 
very much perturbed and puzzled 
as to why managers will sign lo 
produce with 100 per cent. Equity 
casts and will not sljjn what ap- 
pears to te a more advantageous 
contract, but the managers claim 
to have th<jlr i^fensqi^s, for .It.''. ' ', ' ' 

'.fjpccchcsi were , also niaoe by 

others. 



Gertie Vanderbilt't New Show 
Through the calling in by Walter 
Jordan of "Marge," in which Ger- 
trude Vanderbllt appeared. Miss 
Vandcrbllt has been booked for the 
Musical Guild's production of "The 
Purple Cow." Harry Delf also has 
been placed for the same show. 

This week Jay C. Flippen, black- 
face comic, started rehearsals with 
the Shuberts' "Artists and Mod- 
els," also booked by the Jacobs of- 
fice, which pla<!ed Seed and 'Aus- 
tin in the "A. & M." production. 



Where Elarl Carroll is to present 
^Is new "Vanities" Is going to be- 
come one of the never-ending topics 
of Broadway from present indica- 
tions. The latest Is that the piece 
may follow "Plain Jane" at the 
Harris, going, into that house in 
place of "Topsy and Eva," which 
seems at this time may continue 
right on into the cold weather in 
Chicago. 

Generally It was believed that 
the Liberty would be the house but 
at the theatre and the Erlanger of- 
fice it was stated that ^.s long as 
the Fairbanks people want to con- 
tinue "The Thief of Bagdad" at 
the house they have the option to 
do so. Possibly the film will run 
well Into next season. 

The Peggy Joyce story of last 
week with the very much married 
star of last season's "Vanities" 
starting suit against her latest hus- 
band and he also suing her to have 
the marriage annulled, seems to 
substantiate the story that she may 
again head the current "Vanities." 
It was stated that she was to hold 
a financial Interest in the show and 
appear in it about t^yo weeks be- 
fore the suit and counter-suit be- 
came public property. 

Carroll, it was stated, did not 
intend to have Miss Joyce or any- 
one else starred over the "Vanities" 
title for the coming year, but it Is 
possible that if Miss Joyce returns 
to the show she will have her name 
In lights over It. 

Another publicity break for Peggy 
was as a witness at the William 
Fallon trial, when she was served 
with papers in her husband's an- 
nulment suit. 

The next day she saw the re- 
porters and said that the count 
took a mean advantage of her, 
knowing that she was going to file 
suit and beat her to the punch. 
She alleged that he heat her up 
in a taxicab and that she had to 
pay all of his laundry bills and 
buy his clothes. The beating came 
about, she said, because she re- 
fused to buy him two suits at one 
time and only gave him enough 
to purchase one. That .suit, she 
s: . B, she wants returned to her. 

The count in turn says that he 
cMd not know Peggy's "reputation" 
at the time that he married her. 
If that was the case the count most 
have been missing on all six cylin- 
ders all the time that h3 has been 
In America, for there wasn't a 
f.lnRle paper, possibly even the 
Swedish ones, that did not publish 
in full the marriage record of 
America's most married woman. 

The only thing for Peggy to do 
richt now to give the story a real 
wow is to come out with the state- 
ment that she is trying to rid her- 
self of the count to clear the way 
for the Prince of Wales when he 
arrives. If Peg had IhOLght of that 
one its a cinch that she would have 
sllnpod it to the newspapermen the 
mnrnlnc: they caTcd. 



STEEL'S 20g 

coNmCTfiEir 
intocourt;. 



Concert Co. Asking $20,* 

000 from Tenor — Steel 

Will Fight 



i 



San Francisco, Aug. 5. 

Suit for $20,000 was filed here last 
week againet John Steel, American 
tenor, by the Bradford Mills Con- 
cert Direction, Inc. The complaint 
alleges Steel made a three years' 
contracts beginning Aug. 1, 1922, b/ 
which he agreed to pay the book- 
ing concern 20 per cent of his earn-< 
ings, and that he had not done so. 

Steel has decided to fight the case, 
declaring the venture contracted for 
in 1922 was not a success. He said 
when the booking company failed 
to suppy him with concert engage- 
ments he notified It the contract 
was ended, and that he must make 
a living elsewhere. 



MITCHELL BACK* 



Washington, Aug. 5. 

Mason Mitchell, well known in 
theatricals from 1883 to 1902, has 
just returned to the United States 
after putting in some 22 years in the 
consular service. He was the Ameri- 
can consul at Malta, a British pos- 
session In the Mediterranean, when, 
to meet the requirements of the new 
retirement law affecting the consular 
service, he was retired July 1. 

During his service of representing 
Uncle Sam abroad he was for a 
period of 11 years In one station 
before returning to this country. 

Mitchell Is here visiting a brother. 



UNDERSTUDY IN BOSTON 

Jane Richardson Did Not Open 
with "Poppy" 



When "Poppy," the Phillip Good- 
man musical that starred Madge 
Kennedy in New York, opened 
Monday in Boston, it failed to pre- 
sent as Miss Kennedy's successor 
Jane Richardson, who had rehearsed 
for the role. 

Instead, according to accounts, 
the understudy for Miss Kennedy 
while the piece was in New York, is 
appearing before Bostonians. 

Exactly what caused Miss Rich* 
ardson to retire with two weeki^ 
salary from the show before it rea 
opened is not known. Miss Rich* 
ardson has appeared In many of th^i 
leading Broadway musicals and th« 
Goodman management was thought 
fortunate to have captured her for 
the "Poppy" road engagement. 



WALDEIDGE IN "ISSY" 

Harold Wnldrldge will play the 
name part In "Issy," the adapta- 
tion of the George Kandolph Ches- 
,ter "Saturday )Evening I'ost'storie.'^ 
coming to the,KroadhAirtkt Aug, Zi, 

Mrs. Trimble Bradley is directing 
the pvoduction. 



"THEIE FIEST BABY" 

"Their First Baby." a new com- 
edy by Sydney Stone and Elinor 
Maude Crane, went into rehearsal 
this week under the direction of 
Walter Brooks, also the producer. 
It will get under way at Stamford,- 
Conn., Aug. 29, and two weeks later 
will come to a Broadway houssi 
probably the Gaiety. 

George Christie and Edith Luck- 
ett head the cast. 



"EASY STREET" AT 39TH ST. 

'Easy Street" winds up its Chi- 
cago run Saturday and will come to 
the 39th Street, New York, the fol- 
lowing Thursday. 

The company Includes Mary New- 
combe, Harry Minturn. Ralph Kel- 
lard. Nan Sunderland, Dwight 
Meade, Eugene McGlIIan, Hob 
Jones. 



"WERWOLF'S" CAST 

"The Werwolf" will open at the 
■19th Street, New York, Aug. 18. the 
piece being ordered into rehear.sal 
this week by George McClellan on 
caljlo instructions 

The cast includes I.4xura Hope 
Crews. Lennox P.'vule, I.«8lio How- 
ardk M<arion Coakley, Vlpceptj Serr 
lano. Sidney Paxlon, Gaby Flcujy 
and Ruth Mitchell. 



CASTING 'THAT'S MY BOY' 

Joseph M. Gaites has begun exist- 
ing Karyl Norman's legit vehiole, 
"That's My Boy," authored by Nor- 
man in collaboration with Edward 
Paulton. 



"Meet the Wife" Opens Blackstone 

Chicago, Aug. ii 
"Me^t the Wife," .scheduled to 
open ' sk( Cohan's Grand, A^I^'. 1*, 
h.M ')be*n' s*rl<c*ea' tt' rh«J Hi.i. •)<>■•■ 
stohe, for'<he same dsiXi^. 



Wednesday, August 6, 1924, 



-v 



LEGITIMATE 



VARIETY 



11 



EQUITY'S SEMI-VICTORY ^ 
AS tmm RQBIN GROUPE 
BECOME INDEPENDENTS 




Equity's "Closed Shop*' With Modifications— two 
Factions of Mapagers — Robins Not Bound by 
Any Terms or Period — Fidelia's May Decide on 

Course in Meeting ;^ : *• 

• ■♦ — =• 

^'WHIP" FOR FlilENDS 



-production for the season of 1924- 
K ta proceeding slowly. Two car- 
dinal factors account for the many 
delayed managerial progranjs. Th«y 
are the uncertainty of the political 
situation with three Presidential 
candidates in the field, and the 
Edulty situation. The latter by far 
appears to be the -most important. 

The strilte is over. Automatically 
the round robin group of the Pro- 
ducing Managers' Association ended 
the strike last week when It de- 
t'.ared for Independent producing — 
an Equity requirement calling for 
100 per cent. Equity casts, all play- 
ers to be in good standing, i. e.. paid 
up meftiborship cards, for all t>ro- 
ductlons not covered by the ,80-20 
agreement with the Manager*; Pro- 
tective Association or Shubert fac- 
tion. All Equity players sponsored 
by the latter must all, of coune, be 
In good standing. 

^ Equity has won against th« man- 
agers. It aimed for the closed shop 
^nd has gotten it with but slight 
modiflcation. The "concession" made 
by Equity means little dlfferehce in 
the ultimate objective. It Is aa 
X!quity leaders stated closed shop 
("Equity shop") concealed foy stage 
stage whiskers. 

Missed Long Term Agreemant 

Tet Equity ha« actually missed 
th» goal it desired. Instead of a 
Song term coUeotive agreement with 
the productive managers of the 
country, it has one agrreement with 
~t group and i^hat amounts to many 
Individual agreements with the 
others. The Independent contracts 
•re not term agreements. -So long 
as a manager usea Equity's inde- 
.pendei>t contract* he must have all 
Equity companies. 

The point is that the very man- 
agers Equity desired to corral 
V^der a loiig term collective agrea- 
nent are still ouUlde the fold, 
while certain managers who gave 
Equity most of Its troubles are 
presumably under lU wing. It is 
«uUe likely Equity will have fewer 
problems and less jannoyance from 
the former than from the latter 
•WPlte the 80-20 agreement. So the, 
•Ittration Is rather a paradox. 
"Whip" Brought Kick ' 

Equity used the whip on the man- 
•tera who have been fairest with 
*t and the boys kicked over the 
bncjcet It was predicted that Equity 
would win when the P. M. A. split 
wid It was patent Equity's asso- 
«atlon h'eid together. Equity ItaeU 
*« not sure it woufcl hold Us peo- 
ple Intact and admits the uncer- 
tainty of doing so indefinitely. 

An inside group within Equity 
prepared fpr a condition that did 
pot arise. It was expected several 
thousand members might break 
fiT*'^. *" **** event of a strike and 
the "Broadway actors" agreed to 

(Continued on page 43) 



"t V. FOUIES" BAIL AT 
HOTEL PENNSYLVANIA 



Vincent Lopez Arranging En- 
gaged by Hotel and 
• Show 



NELLS REVELL WALKS 
TO SEAT IN 5TH ROW 

Astonishes Audience at White- 
man Concert Sunday in 
Atlantic City 



Atlantic City, Aug. 6. 

■yhe Paul Whiteman's concert 
Sunday afternoon at the Garden 
Pier theatre attracted all the pro- 
fessionals, musicians and celebrities 
at the resort. 'All were fairly as- 
tounded when they saw Nellie Re- 
vell walk to her seat In the fifth 
row of the theatre. 

Miss Revell repeated her seat- 
walk last night at the ^pollo for 
the Mills s^ow. 

Nellie came back here for another 
visit, and is stopping at the St. 
Denis hotel. She admitted it was 
her own feet that carried her to the 
fifth row seat and Jocularly wanted 
to know if anyone wished to buy a 
first class wh^el chaljr. 



As one of the miraculous cures of 
medical science and partially due 
to b^r indomitable grit and will, the 
above is about another hopeful sign 
of Nellie Revell's complete restora- 
tion, to arrive hopefully within a 
short while. 

Meanwhile, Miss Revell's eminent 
surgeons, Drs. Sayre and Stewart, 
have advised Miss Revell to use dis- 
4»cretion. While everything else must 
have been used on Nellie since her 
incarceration, she doesn't seem to 
know what discretion can do for her. 

Nellie was advised late last week 
that Jack Pulaski might be in At- 
lantic City on his vacation, during 
her return stay there. It is not dis- 
cretion either to mention that Mr. 
Pulaski many months ago stated in 
Misa Revell's presence that his bid 
was without limit whenever she was 
able to walk. 

It's not- repoited wheth'fer "The 
Iron Mask" was at the Whlteman 
concert, but, no doubt, he hearcf 
about the Reyell walk and the least 
he should get is the wheel chair. 



"Little Boy Blue*' Coon 
Dodged His Alimony 

Worcester, Mass., Aug. S. 

The 'Xlttle Boy Blue" separate 
support' case was recalled in Pro- 
bate Court here Thursday when 
Mrs. Maud M. Coon filed a petition 
asking that her husband, Allison M. 
Coon, of Sutton, be u.-dered to com- 
ply with a court order that he pay 
her $40 each week alimony. She 
alleged that he had not made any 
payments for two weeks. 

The sensational ca.«ie during which 
Mrs. Coon alleged her husband had 
been called "Little Boy Blue" in 
letters from the Swanson slaters of 
a musical comedy company ended 
Dec 7. 1920, with Mrs. Coon 
awarded the custody of their child 
jind alimony of $40 a week. 



LENORE ULRIC'S "CARMEN 



./n *"' Lopez Is arranging a 

t-reenwicli Village Kollles" hall at 

tne Hotel reni..«iyl /anla to be held 

»'ter the premiere of the new cdl- 

"op at the revue In New York. 

ihp Ante Is nt present held In abey'- 

■nct until the exact opening is set. 

Lopez has arranged the affair as 

■P, rxp)ultiai|0p^_8tHn^ ^p^.both tjie, 

tn K ''^"'' itlje ^otiil„o\^ii^ alle^|.iucei 

'o t'oth Inasmuch as they will be 

"'" Joint employers at the time. 



Belasco Preparing Big Production 
as Independent 



Arflng under the indepfndont 
banner. Dnvid Ilelasco will start 
opoiations for the coniinp .«;t:i!"Cii 
as .«oon as he has fully recovered 
his health. 

One of his blK produrtions is a 
dramntie vei.sion -f "faimen." 

It has be^n stated thin would have 
r.e^^llrflh^■f arr.lr -hh' tho fJtar, hot 
ihe tit'le Vole will 'bc'gKth' ftver fo 
Lenore Ulrlc. 



Shows in Reiiearsal 



"Passing a h o w ,•• Winter 
Gardem 

"Rose Maftle" (Arthur Ham- 
merstetn), lidaperlal. 

"Bye. Bye, Barbara" (Theo- 
dore Hammerrft^ln* and Adolphe 
MayMil, Hudson. 

"Be Yourself," Morosco. 
. "Hell Bent for Heaven (Marc 
Klaw), Klaw. 

"Green Beetle" (Kilborne 
Gordon), National. 

"Vanity Fair" (Phillip Good- 
man), Selwyn. 

"Early to Bed" (George 
Choos), Times Square. 

"Greenwich Village Follies." 
Ambassador. 

"The" Easy Mark" (Inde- 
pendent Theatre Co.), Mo- 
rosco. 

"Lollipop" (Henry W. Sav- 
age). Knickerbocker. 

"Rltz Revue" (H a s s a r d 
Short). Rltz. 

"Best People" (Charles Froh- 
man Co.), Eimplre. 
" "The Haunted House" (Lewis 
& Gordon), Sam H. Harris. 

"The Awful Mrs. Eaton" 
(William A. Brady). Play- 
house. 

"White Cargo" (Harry L. 
Cort), 63d St. 



LARRMORE-CONRAD 
HAPPY IN PARIS 



So Report Say»~No Divorce 
Expected Now 



Con Conrad, music composer, hus- 
band of lYanclne Larrlmore, in 
secret until recently, has disap- 
peared from Broadway. The mys- 
terious facts concerjjlpg his leav- 
ing his usual hauntfe along the Main 
street at this time, when he was 
supposed to be hard at worH on the 
scores for two miislcal p«roducttonS 
that were to hav» shortly gone In 
rehearsa), are all the more myste- 
rious because he did not Intimate 
to anyone he contemplated a trip 
anywrtiere, 

Conrad was about Broadway three 
weeks ago. He called on several 
publishers and asked If they would 
honor a wire in the event he wanted 
any money. When asked where he 
was going he Is Reported to bare 
stated, "nowhere in partlcuar." 

This occurred a short tlm^ after 
Francine Larrimor* had sailed for 
Paris, and the reports were to the 
effect that she was going abroad to 
secure a divorce. The wrttess and 
Conrad had been married for oyer 
a year before anyone was aware of it, 
the secret leaking late In the spring. 
At that time there wa« considerable 
of a row, for the bride Is said to 
have insisted that the ceremony be 
kept a secret because ' It would af- 
fect her theatrical career. Her par- 
ents also Insisted that the marriage 
remain a secret. Then Conrad 
moved to the Friara Club, and Mrs. 
Conrad remalred at home. Variety 
published the marriage some 
months ago. wMch both parties 
vehemently denied. 

Conrad at no time laid the blame 
of the separation at the door of his 
wife, but stated that it wnsi a case 
of "too rAuch family." and that he 
wasn't proing to be "the goat" any 
longer for Francine. Her family 
repudiated a mnrrlaee between 
Francine and Conrad. This afit the 
younK romproer ROre, and he ob-' 
fafned n oertlfled copy of the mar- 
rlnpe roror(t from th" rerords nt 
CJreenwIch. Conn. 

Tndeflnlte rumors fo the effert 
that Conrad Is now In Paris with hi* 
wife have rnme to riroadwny. but 
ro one has heen ahle to verify them 
lIKewlse none hn« he.nrd from Con- 
r.id as to Ills whereabouts. Tho«. 
that have the rumor? In hand state 
that both lie and hlH wifi are happy, 
a reoonrlliatfon hnvlnp; <nslly been 
effected oner .that- the hclde was 
away ' from' the IfitlofMre o»' 'Mw 
fttmflj*.' an'd (fiiis 'itie '(?dHremiyi:/fed 



TWIN THEATRE PROJECT 
BY INDEPENDENT CO. 



Weft 47th St. Site— Walter 

Brooks May Secure One 

of Two Houses 

The Independent, ■ "rheatre Co., 
Inc., has acquired an option on a 
theatre site la West 47th stfset, be- 
tween Broadway and Eighth ave- 
nue, upon which it plans to erect 
tw^ theatres, using one to houss 
tkelr own attractions and will sub- 
let the other. 

According to present arrange- 
ments, Walter Brooks, producer of 
"Plain Jane." may t^fc over the 
other house to domtom his produc- 
tion output. Both are independent 
producing flm}s. Brooks has booked 
his pre^nt show with the Erianger 
office, while the Independent is 
booking through the Shuberts. 

Plans for the new theatres are 
now being drawn up by an archi- 
tect and will be submitted in two 
weeks. 



GORLTTZMAKF^ 

SQUAWKONBIG 

SALARIES 

Concert Manager Says 
Artists* Demands Must 
'^Come Down 



VIC. MURRAY OF CINSY 
MAY BACK PEGGY JOYCE 



Report from Atlantic City 

Where Forrper Husband of 

Mabel McCane Is Visiting 



Atlantic City, Aug. S. - 

A strong rumor around this hamlet 
by the sea Is that if Peggy Joyce Is 
divorced and contmues next season 
on the stage, the backer for the show 
proposition will be Victor E. Murray 
of Clncinaati. 

Mr. Murray was lately divorced 
from Mabel McCane. and the Cincin- 
nati courts aliowa^ Miss McOane 
|7iSd weekly alimony on the testi- 
mony of her husband, strengthened 
by that of his mother, as to bis In- 
come. The McCane $7.60 Allowance, S*n rehsatalQc'Vrlth th* sixth an 
however, does not seem to bear dow« iuial^ "GrsMiwloh Village rtflUes." 



the report on Nfurray as a backer. 
Murray is bsrc at present with ^Is 
mother, sister and attorney, Dan 
McNabb. 

It was reported when Miss Joyce 
let loose, her ideas on being a count- 
ess that she had an idea of starring 
In a musical production on her own, 
sufficiently backed, and that her 
count, Gaston Morner, did not enter 
Into the show scheme. 

Miss Joyce is also said fo have 
believed It might aid her, box-oflice- 
ward, where she billed as the Count- 
ess Peggy. 



COLORED SHOW OPPOSISH 



Florence Mills' Troups Against 
"Runnin' Wild" in Chicsge 



George , White's colored musical, 
"Runnin* WUd.^ will be pitted 
against Florence Mills' new show 
"From Dixie to Broadway," also 
a colored musical, during Its Chi- 
cago run. 

The White show will set up at 

the Woods Aug. 10, with the Mills 

troupe, sponsored by A. H. Woods 

and Lew Leslie, settling at the 

' ■Great NorthaVn th .' following day. 

White booked his show into the 
Woods at a time when the Mills 
show had been tentatively set for 
New York. 



"WELDFLOWER" EEOPEHUfO 

"WUdnower," with Edith Day 
featured, will start a six weeks' en- 
gagement In the Shubert, Philadel- 
phia, Sept. 1, and then move to Bos- 
ton for an Indefinite stay. ^ 

Miss Day Incidentally got her 
name In the New York newspapers 
again last week through the story 
that she and Pat Somerset had 
separted, were living apart and that 
a divorce was anticipated. 



"IZZY" AFTER "BEGGAE" 

"Befrprar on Horseback" will end Its 
run at the Broadhiirst after two 
weeks more, going Immedi.ifely on 
tour, the first stand being Chicago. 
Aug. 25. 

(Jcorj?c Rroadhurst's new charac- 
ter comedy, "Izry." will succeed 
"BrKgir" at the I5i<'adhurst on the 
s.ime date. 



Jack Mason Staoing "0e Yourseir* 

Wilm'«^r '/L' VlnPeh'fM mtiiicbl,'"!^.^ 

, Vourseff,'' fhV Khuffnah tAntiVJily 

Paris divorce ha.s been abandoned. ' piece, will be staged by Jack Mason. 



♦ Portland, Me., Aug. 5. 

Hugo Sherwln Gorlits, impresa- 
rio, who has had cliarge of tours 
of some of the greatest artists, 
while in a visit here, stated that 
the concert businesn is being hurt 
by the big fess demandsd by mu- ' 
sical sUrs at the present time. 

Mr. Gorlits said: "The stars o( 
today have gradually Increased i^e 
itrlcss for their services until It 
makes It almost Impossible for local 
managers • to bring them to ths 
smaller cities. They wIU have to 
come dow9 In their fess or get 
fewer engagements. Think of pay- 
ing an artist $6,000 for one night. 
an4 yet that's what Paderewski. 
Jeritztf and John McCormack want. 

"Yea.M ago nona of the great 
ones, even ths greatest, ever got 
any ngurs Uke that, with ths ex- 
ception of Adsllna Patti, who, • at 
one time In her brllll.nt career, did 
receive tS.OOO a night in operatic 
performance." 



DOLLYS HEAR VniAGE 
FLAPPERS HEAT 'EM TO 



Stockingless Ugs Not New, 

but Dolly Girls Had Dog 

Collars, Too 



The Dolly Slststf arrlvsd from 
Paris last wssL and this wesk be- 
r»wl 



in which thsy are to b« featured. 

Ths girls thoght thsy wars 
handing the Rlaltft somsthtng by 
appearing stockingless. twt found 
the Greenwich Village flappers had 
beaten them to It many months 
ago. 

By way of being odd, the Dollys 
flashed neckwear In ths form of 
regulation dog coIIai;s of black and 
white Isatbsr trimme4 off with 
monkey fur, the same they wore 
and won publicity on at Deauvillc. 

Arriving on ths sams stsame.* 
with ths Dollys were Amacar, 
dancer, also engaged for ths new 
"Village Follies," and Baroness 
Tltiana Rosen. Ths latter Is ms'x- 
iiig her first trip to Amsrica under 
the chaperonags of Ama^r. 

In addition to the list of prin- 
cipals previously announced, Mazie 
Clifton and Blllle De Rex were 
added to the roster this wsek. 

Kancy Wslforu has been signed 
for the prima donna role in "The 
Two Mustgettheres," the new 
musical show In which Gallagher 
and Shean will be starred next 
season by A. L. Jones and Morris 
Green. 

Tlis piece goes Into rehearsal ths 
Mtter part of September. 



"MRS. EATON" OFF 



Brady OWes Calls Off Rshsaraals. 
No Contrasts Out 



Rehearsals for 'The Awful Mrs. 
Eaton," scheduled to begin K^nday, 
were called off by William A. Brady, 
who announced the production in- 
definitely postponed. 

The piece had practically been 
cast, although no contracts signed. 
The piece carries 42 roles. 

A decision to hold off until coo' 
weather was given as the cause of 
postponement by the Brady office. 



HECTOR FULLER'S |40,000 JOB 

Hector Fuller, for a number of 
years one of the best known the- 
atrical press agents, has accepted 
the position of director of publicity 
for tho National Cash Register Co., 
and will make his headquarters in 
Dayton, O., the manufacturing plant 
uf the corporation. 

Fuller Is an Engllshmah, having 
heen born In London. . ■ • « 

't,-M ihVMsh' r^6l8t(«t' orkfttt^sa- 
Mh' It' li Vald'that' tuiUfk'Ja^ 
will be MO.OOO annually, Ji'^'' 



VARIETV 



LEGITIMATE 



■■■•SFI 



UXrS REMARKABLE SUMMER SEASON 
HOLDING UP RIGHT TO FINISH 



Around $21, 000 Each for ''Nunette'* and 'Topsy and 
Eva** La«l Week— "Abie**** $10,00 at Hot Scale 
in 32d Week— "Eaty Street** and "On the Suir.** 
Moving Out — Shifting Opening Dates 



Cbicaffo, Aug. 5. 

"No, No, Nanette's," Bmaah eum- 
mer sales have put the FVasee and 
Harris offlces In a quandary. Last 
week's gross at the Harris figured 
the highest (Uttle better than «21,- 
000) the attraction has done, and 
It was the I3th week of the engage- 
ment 

When the cast changes were made 
in *T<Ianette" It developed the fate 
of the show was saved for Frazee. 
The first six weeks on top of the 
several weeks played coming into 
Chicago figured a loss of around 
$76,000 for the owner. A skillful ex- 
ploitation campaign was started by 
Charles Eteerson Cook, full returns 
Instantaneously manifesting them- 
selves. The early loss Is being rap- 
idly cut down. 

The Twins have it to themselves 
for being the center of actual sum- 
mer box. office activity among the 
loop theatres. "Topsy and Kva" Just 
missed striking $21,000, figuring not 
more than $300 behind "Nanette" on 
the week. It was close to full capa- 
city at every performance for both 
the leading attractions, with "Nan- 
ette" gaining the edge on the Sun- 
day night4[ros8 (July 27). The Sel- 
wyn attraction continues to make 
local history by the crowds that seek 
the Thursday matinee. Riotous 
were the synes Thursday afternoon 
last by the women who sought a 
glimpse of "Topsy's" broken nose 
and were disappointed, since the 
house was sold out practically as 
early as Monday night. 

The Couthoul offlces are complete- 
ly overcome by the huge sales at the . 
Selwyn, sharing much in the sales. ' 
Despite noon-hour heat the box- 
offlce line at the Selwyn remains un- 
broken, with the greatest rush com- 
ing from 7 p. m. until^ortain time. 

With the exit of "Morphia" an- 
other house (Adelphi) went dark 
Saturday, but the new season wUl 
get into action quicker than was 
planned Sunday night when "Run- 
nln' Wild" does the surprise by fill- 
ing three weeks open time at the 
Woods before that house returns to 
Its policy of movies. "Easy Street" 
gives up Saturday, going to the S»th 
St, New York. It's going to be a 
battle royal for colored show popu- 
larity, for Monday night Florence 
Mills, with her vehicle, "Dixie to 
Broadway," reopens the Great 
Northern. 

Farewell tooting Is now heard for 
"On the SUirs" (Central) and "The 
Deluge" (Cort). Nothing new for 
Central Is yet announced. 



PHILLY'S OPENINGS 



the 



^lladelphia, Aug. 5. 

Although it l^oo early as yet to 
get the official layout for the legit 
opening, announcements^ here and 
there make it possible to^get am idea 
on some of the houses. 

The Forrest's opening attraction 
Sept 1 win be "Vanity Fair," the new 
musical comedy tryout, with Oscar 
Shaw, Walter Catlett and Genevieve 
Tobln. This looks to be In for only 
a week, with Ed Wynn's "Grab Bag" 
to follow. 

"Hell Bent fer Heaven" is reported 
to open the Broad Sept. 22. "Moon- 
light" will come into eitfier the Lo^ric 
or Shubert, and "Sweet Little Devil" 
will open the Adelphi, also on LAbof 
Day. "Sitting Pretty" is scheduled 
for the Walnut later in September, 
but what will open the house iMbor 
Day Is not known as yet, nor is the 
Garrick's first booking announced. 

It is not at all unlikely that at least 
one house, probably either the Shu- 
bert or Chestnut, will slip In ahead 
of the others, opening Aug. 25, or 
possibly the 18fh, depending on the 
weather breaks. 



3 Shows in Boston 

Boston, Aug. I. 

The month has started with three 
musical shows in town and all at 
Shubert houses. 

Uttle Jessie JaAtes" opened at 
the Wilbur last night, and also 
"Poppy," at the Majestic. 

For this week "Marjorie" remains 
at the Shubert, and then is due for 
NSw Tork. 

The houses in town last week did 
but a fair business, as the weather 
remained against them. At the first 
of this week the outlook was also 
dubious. 



"Wages for Women" will take up the 
time at the Cort. being the first 
established show "the Cort has had 
since "Thank -U." 

Switching continues to be the 
fashion among the produrArs. Al- 
ready "Meet the Wife" fa trans- 
ferred from Cohan's Grand to the 
Blackstone. This opening is three 
weeks away. Likewise with "Beg- 
gar on Horseback," which will re- 
open the Adelphi. "Tarnish" is set 
for the Playhouse Aug. 17. 

Cohan's Grand Mystery 

The policy of Cohan's Grand con- 
tinues to be very much of a mys- 
tery. It is known "Seventh Heaven" 
is seeking the local field and there 
are chances it will light at Cohan's 
Grand, although it is believed that 
there will have to be a further un- 
derstanding between the estate con- 
trolling the Cohan's Grand and the 
Geo. M. Cohan's offlces before the 
llfthts are turned on acnin. 

Because of the swift way sales 
nave kept up hereabouts, there has 
been practically no let-up between 
the seasons for local playgoers. It's 
been a most unusual summer sea- 
son. The town will Uke on various 
new a«rages as the incoming 
■hows arrive, but /Jbservers claim 
Ire going to require considerable 
competition to pull down the fast- 
going Twin Theatrs attractions, 
which are solidly set ftnd causing 
unmatched chatter, particularly 
"Topsy and Eva" because of the 
high average gross maintained de- 
spite the length of the engagement. 

Last week's estimates: 

"No, No, Nanstts" (Harris, 13th 
week). Close to capacity at every 
performance, stepping ahead of the 
next-door attraction by about $300 
on week. L,ooks ea.'?y for late fall 
stay. Just over $21,000. 

"Topsy and Cvs" (Selwyn, 31st 
Vcek). Easily record show among 
•lusicals for al: time in this town. 
No cessation In any branch of the 
general systematized publicity cam- 
paign, with "Topsy's" Evanston 
court case attracting curious. No 
reason why cannot play out the 
entire' year. rMiss |31,000> byt.id>out 
$150. . , , 1 1, , I I ; rii I I .( 

"A Trial Honeymoon" (La SnTle, 
6th week). Everything velvet for 
IMWW Aesplts mediocre grosses. At- 



3 IN LOS ANGELES 

Los Angeles, Aug. 6. 

The same trio of legit attractions 
still in town, although Raymond 
Hitchcock in "The Caliph," finished 
at the Biltmore Saturday with an 
estimate of $7,000 for Its second and 
final week. 

"The Nervous Wreck," playing its 
fifth week at the Majestic, hit $8,100, 
and "The Cat and the Canary" 
registered $7,600 In completing its 
seventh week at the Morosco. 



TWO SHOWS IN FBISCO 

San Francisco, Aug. 5. 

Two shows are current. Pauline 
Frederick in "Spring Cleaning" 
moved from Curran to Columbia 
this week, making room at the for- 
mer for Doris Keane In "Romance." 
Other houses are dark. 

Last week everything dark but 
Curran where "Spring Cleaning" did 
$18,000. ^ 



SCHILDHtAIITS BECOME 
RECONOUD W CHICAGO 



But Elsie Bartlett Has Under- 
standing She Will Not Be 
Asked to Appear in Same 
Play with Husland 



Chicago, A\u^ 5. 

. Joseph Scbildkraut and his wife, 
Elsie Bartlett, have reached an un- 
derstanding with thei~ martial dif- 
ferences dissipated. They are 
spending a second honeymoon here 
at present, while Miss Bartlett is 
appearing in "On the Stairs." 

A condition reported on the 
reconciliation is (hat Miss Bartlett 
shall no^b« asked to appear in the 
same play with her husbandi It is 
also rumored that another provision 
is the star shall devote less time 
to his library in future and more 
time to his wife. 

While the breach between the 
Schildkrauts never seemed serious, 
the dallies made it important 
through publishing many details. 



MOROSCO CO. INDICTMENT 



Inside of Stock Flotation Reveale<i^ 
Oliver Morosco Among Victims 



traction carries slim salary tab, 
making everything possible to con- 
tinue on $10,000 average. 

"Artists and Models" (Apollo, 9th 
week). Running at normal summer 
gait, probably doing better than 
previous summer attractions at this 
house. Pearl and Bard outstanding 
features to hold interest outside of 
nudity of chorus. Between $18,000 
and $19,000> 

"Abis's rrish Rose" (Studebaker, 
32d week). Making hurrah cam- 
paign on last four weeks of summer 
prices, which holds trade around 
$10,000. . Renewed gait promised 
with return to regular scale. 

"Easy Strsef (Woods. «th week). 
Featured $1 matinee and with other 
juggling of prices gross of $6,500 
wa.i good. Goes out Saturday. 

"On ths SUirs" (Central. Sth 
week). Evidently owners reckoned 
wha' money was taken In helped 
better than If house was dark. Now 
listed for three weeks more. Esti- 
mated under $3,500. 

"Morphia" (Adelphi, 3d and final 
week). Low grosses during entire 
engagement. House now dark until 
Aug. 24, when "Beggar on Horse- 
back" due. Final figures placed 
little better than $5,000. 

"The Deluge" (Cort, 7th week). 

Jnl^^o^r Ilffi^e?«tlKt12i!, 
to operate, thereby' probably turn- 
ing small summer profit Under 
$6,«00. 



Testimony developing from the re- 
turn of indictments Monday against 
seven men connected .with the sale 
of Morosco Holding Company stock 
brought out that Oliver Morosco 
himself was "taken" Just as hard as 
any of the lay public who subscrit>ed 
to the preferred and common units. 
The defendants in the Federal 
grand Jury indictments are George 
R. Rental, vice-president and gen- 
era] manager of the company; Ben- 
jamin I>ven, named as an old Mo- 
rbsco associate; George H. Pierce, 
named as managing the stock sales, 
and Albert DeW. Blum. George O. 
Hynson, William C. Amos and George 
Derr, all salesmen, furnished by the 
Crager system, which also furnished 
the men who sold the notorious glass 
casket stock. 

The holding company was organ- 
ised in April, 1921, to take over all 
the Morosco jenterprlses, and at the 
time Morosco turned over property 
valued at $500,000, according to Peter 
J. McCoy, Assistant U. S. District 
Attorney. In return for the transfer 
of his property Morosco received the 
entire stock of the company. This 
Included leases In New Tork and Los 
Angeles, production properties, etc., 
and his interest in a projected 
amusement city of 100 acres in Cali- 
fornia called "Moroecotown." 

August Janssen, lestaurateur and 
real estate dealer, succeeded Morosco 
at the head of the company, because 
Janssen had loaned about $400,000 to 
the Arm, which had produced Werner 
Janssen's "Lady Butterfly," a musi- 
cal comedy. McCoy blames this step 
as being partly responsible for the 
failure of the producer, who was 
claimed to have had $5,000,000 and 
vMto is now broke. 

The agreement between Morosco 
and Leven was that the latter should 
buy all of Morosco's stock in the 
company at $90 a unit — one share of 
preferred and four of common, lieven 
bought, but didn't pay Morosco, 
claiming, however, that the proceeds 
of the sale had been used to pay oft 
obligations of Morocco's first wife 
and other personal Indebtedness. 
Leven also claimed to have paid 
$900,000 in Morosco's personal obli- 
gations, explaining his action by say- 
ing that he feared the company 
would be thrown into bankrupcty. 

In order to sell the stock, accord- 
ing to McCoy, Leven organised the 
Morosco 8^}«9 Corporation and sold 
the stock through all sections of the 
country at prices ranging from ^160 
to $300 for the units which had cost 
$90. Although the company had no 
treasury stock, atleast $2,500,000 was 
obtained by false representation on 
this score. 

The indictments also stated that 
the defendants misrepresented 
the earnings Of the Morosco Holding 
Company for the fiscal year ended 
January, 1923. It was declared that, 
after setting aside ample reserves, 
more than $,6,000,000, or more than 
six times flie kn<oWfft iifeteskary' to 
pay «M«triatf. Votild'bd atallable: ' 
Another statement which was also 



Wednesday, August 6, 1924 



SHOWS IN N. Y. AND COMMENT 



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Mi^m 



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Fiswrss ^tiimttML aiHi •omtrMirt itsint t* aems •llraotions bsing 
•uoMMfult whil* th* s— IS srMS iMcr«4lt«i to othw* might suggsst • 
mMlissrHy or loM. * Th« variaiw* is «K»la1ii4d In thii diffsrsncs in 
h«iis« e«»««iti«ia, with tiM varyins ovsrHsad. Als* Mm sixs «f east, 
with oens««u«nt diflsrwMs In nsssssary gross for profit. Varians* 
In businoss nocossary Mr musieal attrastien as against dramatis 
glay is also oonsldorod. 



"Abis' Irish Ross." Rspublio (IKth 
w«ok). Cool and ' threatening 
weather toward end of last week 
help^ at box ofBcs, with result 
receipts went, up little over |11,000. 
Plscs looks like it was going to 
run on lorever. 

"Beggar en Herssbaek,'' Broadhursf 
(26th we«k). Having been Ijtt cut 
rates tor last two weeks ^naturally 
helped. Piece is to go to ClUcago 
eariy next month. Hit around 
$8,000 again last week. 

"Chariot's Revue," Selwyn ■ (Slst 
week). Weather helped little here, 
also, and receipts went upward 
about $1,000 over previous week. 
Around $14,000, -which means both 
ends profited. 

■Xobra." Hudson (16th week). An- 
other week with little more than 
, '$7,000 for this show. To move 
over to Longacre in another week, 
where it is expected run will be 
(Sontinued into coming season. . 

"Expressing Willis." 48th St (17th 
week). Still plugging along at 
$7,000 pace. Piece started off like 
knockout, but for some reason did 
not pan out exactly that way. 
However, will remain until regular 
producing season of Equity Play- 
Sra begins In October, 
Fashion," Cort (27th week). Last 
Friday night, when showed pulled 
$400, stated biggest night of week. 
Figures for eight performances 
around $3, MO. 

"Fata Morgana," Garrick (23d week). 
No betterlhg at l>ox office here last 
week, gross running just little bet- 
^ter than $3,200. Piece fared better 
^ when farther uptown at Lyeeum, 
where )t ran for four montbs.after 
leaving Garrick. 

"Folios," New Amsterdam (7tb 
week). This revue Just knocking 
oft steady capacity gait Ind getting 
all it can do. Nights, where there 
has been little dropping off up- 
stairs, but is usually mors than 
made up by amount of standing 
room soM for lower floor. Last 
week, $42,767. 

"Ill Say She Is," Casino (12tta weak). 
Monday night best Monday show, 
has had. Jump over last Monday 
about $500. Last week business 
very near $1S,000. '• 

"Innocent Eyas," Winter Garden 
(12th week). Hanging on waiting 



for new "Artists and Models" to ' 
come in. Last week cut rates did 
a^are toward giving house little 
money. Business has dropped 
steadily for more than six weeks. 

"Kssp Kool," Globe (12th week). , 
Business dropped under . $13,060 
last week, but stUI over stop limit ' 
of. $12,000. Showlooks like It will 
remain until Wynn show, ""rhs 
Grab Bag," ready to open, now 
scheduled for Sept. ii. 

"Kid Boots," Elarl Carroll (32d week). 
Last week Eddie Cantor shows got ' 
$32,100. without material aid from 
agencies, where demand Is said to 
be distinctly off. Figures show 
vlriually capacity. / 

"Plain Jane," Sam H. Harris (13th 
we^k). Business continues along 
at about $9,000 pace. Scheduled to ' 
stay out summer season. Reports 
"Topsy and Eva" to come In at 
beginning of regular season. How- 
ever, strength of Chicago business 
latter show is doing may make it 
necessary to hold It In west. 

"•eandals," Apollo (6th week). Go- 
ing along to $30,000 weekly. 

"Strange BodfsHews," Henry Miller 
(Sth week). Last week surprising 
Jump, going almost $2,000 above 
previous week. Indications with 
this lift continuing show will* re- 
main Into fall. Statement showed 
just a Tew dollars under $7,000. 

"Swssnsy Todd," Frazee (4th week). 
Another week for this piece. Title 
is becoming by-word around town, " 
used for laugh. That might 
ovOntually help box ofHce if show 
sUyed Ions enough. Business at 
present mostly through cut rates, 
hardly over $2,600. 

"Tho Sbow-Off," Playhouse (27th 
week). ■ Monday showed Jump of 
little more than $300 here. £«st 
week receipts were in neighbor- 
hood of 48.260. With cool weather 
piece certain to pick ap, and those 
sponsoring feel it will run through 
coming season. 

"Tho Wonderful Visit," Princess 
(12th week). Cut rates mainstay, 
with business around $2,500. 

"WbHo Cargo," Daly's 6Sd St. (40th 
week). Last week, with cut rates, 
got around $6,300. Considering 
iocation of house and length of 
run. speaks remarkably well. 



Co-operatiye Lisrht Opera 
Co. Starting Out of Chi. 

Chicago, Aug. 6. 

A new opera company, known as 
the Boston English Opera Artists, 
is being fonned in Chicago. The 
opening town will be Rockford. 111., 
Sept. 22. 

The company will carry 36 people 
and its own orchestra of six places. 
It will produce several of the lighter 
operas. ' 

W. K. Mitchell will be The tenor; 
W. Rufus Northway, ttarytone; 
Ruth Betsner, contralto; B. Ooltra, 
basso, and Dah Kral^, buffo. Harry 
Hymans Will be manager. 

After the Rockford date tho or- 
ganisation will head west until Dec. 
6, after which it will Jump to Penn- 
sylvania, playing several stands in 
that state. New Tork, Vermont' and 
Canada. 

The company is at present on a 
co-operative basis. It will be in- 
corporated If business warrants. 

Jim Wingfield Is handling the 
booking. 



"THUHBES" AT SIOUX FALLS 

"Thunder," a new play by Manny 
Gross, will be given a stock triai 
next week by the Qordiner Players 
at Sioux Falls, S. D. 

The author is a prominent Mil- 
waukee lawyer who has previously 
written several short plays for lo- 
cal little theatre groupa 



VERAMAXWEUREniRNS 
TO STAGE IN TAMTRUr 



Blonde Beauty Former 'Queen'^ 
of Tollies'— Reception Ex- 
pected at Rehearsal 



About the handsomest of the 
handsome blonde. Vera MaxwelU 
with her popularity unbounded' 
among acquaintances of the stage. 
is to return to the footllghU la 
support of Rol>erta* Arnold In tba 
now Green and Jones show, "Tan" : 
trum." 

Rehearsals have been called for 
next week, with Miss Maxwell ex« 
pected to receive a reception when 
she ° appears before the assembled 
company. • 

Acknowledged for her seasons , 
with the "Follies" as "The Queen", 
of it. Vera Maxwell, when leaving 
tho "Follies" and the stage, never 
forgot her friends in it. Little 
stories of Vera and her thoughtful- 
ness toward young women of tho 
stage occupy a niche all by them- 
selves in the annals of Broadway. 



BAILET'S FILM DEBUT 

Frankle ]Balley, famed a genera- 
tion ago for her perfect legs, will 
make ber screen debut In Warner 
Brothers forthcoming "The Love of 
Camille" adapted from Lionel At- 
will's stage success, "Deburau." 

Miss Bailey will play the part 
of Mme. Rabouln. 



deelarod falae was a clause which waa IKO.OOO, 



declared that a contract for the mak- 
ing of four pictures annually was 
hfeM ^lih AiMo«lated' ti*lr«t NhtlonAf 
ExMlJIfo*^, ind.; ahd 'tliM 1*»1» mini- 
mum profit assured on each picture 



FOREIGN "FOOL" SEPT. 11 

"The Fool" opens In Londoq Sept 
11. 

Channing Pollock, its author, left 
yesterday on the "Aqultania," and 
Will stage the London version. 

The Selwyns will have two com- 
panies of "The Fool" out this season. 



"VA]JrnE8" AT LIBERT7 

Earl Carroll's "Vanitieil* is listed, 
for the Liberty, New York, in Sep- 
tember, with "Kid Boots" still hold- 
ing down Karl's namesake house. 



"Old Man Minnick" Under Wsy 
Wtnthrop Ames has begun cast-' 
Ing "Old Man Minnick," the comedy 
adapted from the Edna Ferber 
stories and upon which Miss Fer- 
ber has collaborated with George S. 
kaAlWnan: ' - ' i •■' , v^' ■■■ ' ' "' 
Thfe p*ec* ^es'iiil* reWeAi^sal irt 
two weeks, with the dut-of-town 
openlBg set for Sept. !•■ 



, Wtdnaaay, Ainjmt 6, 1M« 



LEGITIMATE 



VARIETY 



18 



BREAK DF SYNDICATE 
MAY SOON DEVELOP INTO 
OUT AND OUT BATTLE 



UK I I I I I I 



placing of "Rain*' at Gaiety by Han'is May Be Fol< 
lowed by Other Moves — Booking Jam Through 
' Plentitude of Attractions — Rush of Production 
Much Like After 1919 Strike 



NEW SEASON'S JFIRST 



The R?8^ volley of the new legiti- 
mate jseaion will be fired next week 
when flvo new attractions reach 
Broadway. At this time all are 
scheduled for Monday night, but the 
chances are that later this week the 
notices of postponement will come 
forth with the possible resoU the 
openings will go over the, flrst four 
nights of the week. » 

With the arrival of this quintet 
It looks as if things are underway 
for one of the biggest season's that 
the theatre has had, at least In the 
number of attractions that are to 
be presented, despite ail of the 
pessimistic reports that have been 
bandied about of the battle between 
tke P. M. A., the M. P. A. and the 
Equity (that now looks likely to be 
sWortly adjusted). 

Woods and Selwyn doing a little 
figurine the early part of this week 
named exactly 40 attractions in the 
process of readying with Broadway 
as their destination between now 
and the last of September. That 
means the theatrical field is going 
to experience one Of the vrorstbobV- 
In^; Jams i^ bas had in a great m^By 
yf&rs and at the same tinae Jt is 
Inflicative that theatres are ^oingto 
be -at a premium. ' - 

■ Vic Lei^hton'a 8t«t«rtKint 

Vic Lelghton in the Erlanger of- 
fice. Monday stated conditions in re- 
gard ■ to bookings were • on- a' par 
With othir seasons at this 'tlnie bat 
tfiat the applications for time JleJr 
tryouts and for Broadway dat,$s fol- 
lowing the preliminary road tours 
were far and. away beyond anything 
Ihat the past three or four seasons 
bave witnessed. 

'Generally It was predicted that 
the rush of production would come 
Uotig tdUbl) aher the fashion of the 
0eIUge that fbllowed the settlement 
M the strike of five years ago. 

In all of the agencies for players 
JMie heafs nothing ezcelin: 'Thi re- 
hearsing/' "I'm going with" and "We 
<>pen" etc. There are few names of 
fconsequerfce" that are not signed up 
•nd It is only the player of lesser 
Iniiportance that Isn't fully set as 

The First New Shows : 
Cbo five shows that are the lore- 
tnnnera ■ of the new season are 
Dancing Mothers" which comesto 
f the Booth; ''Marjorle" to open at the 
Shubert after having played a pre- 
liminary run tn Boston, "The Belle 
of Quakfertown," to be renamed "No 
OH»«r Kltl("due at the Moroscn on 
Wednesday and "Dr, David's Dad" 
scheduled for the Vanderbilt. The 
litter attraction although "mafked 
M 6hfe of 'the Ahows opening next 
Monday is already moved back to 
Wedne.«dhy. Thursday Is to see 
"Easy Street" at the 39th St. 
Fight, Bc^twean Syndicates 
During the week the Sam H. Har- 
ris oBlce issued -a statement that 
Jeane Kagols will reopen on 
Broadway in "Rain" starting her 
season at the Gaiety on Labor Day 
instead of going to Chicago as was 
the original intention. "P.aln" was 
one of the attractions that closed 
because of the Equity situation in 
May. The switch from the Maxlne 
Elliott, which is a Shubert booking, 
to the Gaiety, an Erlanger house, 
•hows the way Sam H. Harris in- 
tends io h.indle his business in the 
future, and it would not be sur- 
I*lalng It foreshadowed a sevcr- 
ence of all business relationship be- 
tween Harris and the Shubert of- 
fices. 

In addition, Harris breaking away 
from the possibility of booking hl« 
attractions In any Shubert house 
whatever over the country may lead 
others of iije Round Robin group to 
follow witij the complete breach be- 
tween the Shuberts and Erlanger 
'>ealn coming to the fore and,^,ft|^fc 
'<^ :'*<ft. V*ttAf*i c^4,jbytmcei» .t^c ,J,iw 



big force* of the lesitimate theAtl-c 
underway once more. ' ' 

The retention of "Ral;i" . In New 
York also indicates that "Topsy and 
Eva" now in Chicago is to remain 
ther«i for sometime to come. The 
same may also be said to be true, of 
"No, No JJonette'' whfch Is sched- 
uled to come Into the MiUic Box In 
September. The present indications 
are that there Is to be a Music Box 
Revue along in November trlth 
Irving Berlin reported as doing it 
on' his own and to make a personal 
appearance In. the show. 

Three for Aug. 18-Week 

The week of Aug. 18 Is 'already 
cluttered "with three openings "The 
Were-Wolf" announced for the 49th 
Street, "The Dream Girl" with Fay 
Bainter at the Ambassador, and 
"The Best People" for the Lyceum. 
.The latter attraction has the Shu- 
berts and' Frohman, Inc., as dual 
managers, the latter ,oi;ganlzatlon 
presenting the piece while Shuberts 
retain an interest because originally 
having held the play. ' - 

Fo» the week of August 25 "The 
Swan" Is to open at the Empire for 
four weeks to be followed by ina 
Claire In "Grounds for Divorce"; 
George Sroadhurst's .'tage adapta- 
tion of tt^^ George Raju^olph Ches- 
ter ' stories, of "Issy Iskowltz'' that 
appeared In the "Sat' Eve. Post" 
under the title of "Issy" to be pre- 
sented at the Broadhurst that same 
week at the same time Allan Dlne- 
hart is tp, be presented as a star' In 
"Apjplesauce" at the Belmont and 
the .ohancejT are that ^t least three 
or four more will be announced dur- 
ing next week. 

27 Shows on the W.ny 

The list of shows in preparation 
includes at least three negro re- 
vues, the first of which "The 
Chocolate Dandles," wbich Is "In 
BamvIUe" renamed, is due at the 
Colonial on Sept. 1. The other two 
are "Dijtle to' Broadway," In which 
Florence Mills Is to be starred, and 
"Honey." Others, for a few of 
which houses are set, as Is the case 
of "Top Hole," a musical piece 
scheduled for the FuUon, and 
"Mme. Pompadour," which Is to be 
the opening attraction at Martin 
Beak's .West Side theatre, and In 
which it Is now rumored that the 
Dillingham office has secured Flor- 
ence Ea^ton of the .Metropolitan 
for the title role, are "The. Exiles," 
"The Tragedy of Man," '"The gteam 
Piano," a revue to be presented by 
D. G. Collinson; "Wages for 
Wives," "Fool's Hill," by and with 
Frank Craven; "Next Door Neigh- 
bors," . "The Schemer," in which 
Herman fmberg hopes to present 
Williapi Harrigan, Vivian Tobin 
and Peggy Ellenby; "The Grab 
Bag," tl^e Pd Wynne revue now 
schcdul(ed for the Globe , on Sept. 
29; "Antpnla," "The Ma.sk and the 
Face," . "T;in, Gods," by William 
Anthony McGulre; "Maggie Tay- 
lor," by John B. Hymer; "Heart o' 
Mine," "The Golden Spoon," 
"Patsy," "i:-/ Man," "M.onejr . to 
Burn," "Mr. and Mrs," by Hugh 
Herbert; 'Simon Called Peter," 
"Sunshine." "The Tantrum" and 
"Cain and Mabel," by H. C. Witwer. 
The latter is a play which follows a 
picture. The original appeared as 
a Cosmopolitan magazine story and 
was developed into a photoplay un- 
der the title of "The Great Wwte 
Way." 

Although this list does not quite 
number two score, it Is so close to 
It that no one would want to doubt 
the word of either the Messrs. 
Woods or Selwyn that there are 40 
plays oii the way for September. 
Encouraging for Producers 

The most encouraging sign that 
(Continued on j)age 43) 



msm FRANCAISE 
OVER HEREHXST? 



Reported and for New York 

Only — D'Amiunzio Maybe, 

Also Gest's 



Morris Gest's Intimates in New 
York declare th.it the producer, now 
abroad, has signed the Co.nedle 
Ftancal^e of Paris for an American 
siascn next year. It Is said that 
this famous theatrlcTl organl/.atlon, 
In many respects the most widely 
p-ib,lclzed group In fie world, will 
play In New York only, and that 
their conquest for America was the 
real object of Maury's trip abroad. 

Gabriel D'AnnunzIo,- Italian poet, 
warrior and former loverof Bleancra 
Duse Is also declared >to have been 
signed by Gftst for a lecture lour 
In the larger cities. D'AnnunzIo, 
already widely known before the 
war through his writings and his 
attachment for Mme. Duse has be- 
come even more faino.us because of 
his heroism during the hostilities. 
As a general in the Italian army, 
he flew an aeroplane, through the 
Austrian- lines as far a» Vlenne 
and took a submarine Into the har- 
bor of Pola, an enemy port. Now 
he Is a cripple, with an eye gone 
and several bad scalp wounds, but 
his literary work has continued. 



DRAMATICS AS SMRT 
IS DEA FOR AMATEURS 



Former Little Theatre Otreotor 
Behind "Avocational'^ Thea- 
':.tre Group ' ' 'l , 



Contrast in Washington on Free Shows; Exchdve 
Show, $14,000 GROSS-Promiscooos Stock, $3,000 

Washington, Aug. 5. 
' Does it pay for professionals to make public appearances out- 
side of tho theatre? This question has been asked many times — 
the answer. It would seem, may be found right here in Washington. 

De Wolf Hopper hau declined Invitations to speak at a dozen odd 
affairs, including the Rotary and numerous other business and 
social clubs. 

Hopper is attracting weekly grosses running between $10,000 
and $14,000 weekly. 

The FoWIfftr atoek company at the' Belasco Is constantly doing 
something on the outside, clubs, radio broadcasting, etc. Their 
latest stunt was to give an entire act of one of the productions, 
"The Deep Tangled WHdwood," at a luncheon given by the CIvitan 
Club. All the principals were there. . -''' 

The stock is averaging a weekly gross of around $3,000. 



RE POGGETn 



The Brazilian 'Governnient ' heel; 
tated long enough between revolur 
tlons 'Saturday to issue an olflcial 
presentation to the government and 
.Wie public of the United States for 
Poggettl, known as the Brazilian 
Nightingale. 

After the official .document was 
issued Herman Portoalegre, who Is 
the Nightingale's manager, cabled to 
Wallace Sfonro, asking. If he would' 
undertake to manage a tour for the 
sipger In, this country. Accprdln^ to 
Reports, I^oggettl h.is a voice that 
ou(i:ank8 ^hat of Ga|li-C7urci Ip 'range 
and blrcl7lil{e quality. In .addition, 
she is sal^ to be a . Spanlab beauty 
of unusual type. ' 

At present. Poggettl Is In Rio de 
Janeiro, and It Is expected, she , will 
arrlye in New Ifork during the, latter 
part of .October if satisfactoi^y , ar- 
rangements, are consummated. 



POLLOCK'S LAY-OUT 



Staging Plays in London and New 
York Between Now and Xmas 



WTCHY IN FILMS 



^ Los- An^eifes; Aug.'S. ', '■ 

; Raynlond Hltcbeock ){iVt Saturdaty' 
ttnhotinced bis retirement teniporarlr', 
ly. f ropi , the spoakipg . stage fvhen\ Me ' 
closed hia engageoaent at > the Bllt^i' . 
tnore in "The CaUph."> ' • 

H^ declared for starring In a serle» 
Of picttrre comedies 'with Mrs; Syd- 
ney Drew. • . - • 

Tiut' pictures, whlc)i will comprise; 
twprreel subjects, with the acenarioai . 

fiy .Iivin Cobb, are to be made at thai 
noe- studios and released through* 
Pathe. ■ 

Hitchcock also states that he Has 
purphai^ed some property l|i Severly.* 
Hllji/t and will erect a hoipe adjoia-s> 
Ing that of Thomas H. .Ince^ > 

; Long deferred ■' Vengeance > was • 
finally consummated' by Judge' 
Frank Wlllard at Ve*lce, when he' 
fined Hltthcock |S0 iftv Speeding, '^ 

While Imparting the s^'htencq. tn'e,| 
Judge snallingly remarked he w^s- 
getMns even for hating been kicked,. 
around by Hitchcock in. the "Folx. 
llefl" 10 years ago, at which time ■ 
he was something of an actor and &■ 
member of that company. ' ' - 



SIN AND SABLES"— B?-Y ANTS 

n.il|>h Kettering, author of "Easy 
.S^trcet." has completed « new play, 
^^•hif}.^ ,!iH* !S*t*e^") ; >^|Ucb ..I^a^tv 



A new Idea In the Little Theatre 
movement has been foun^d by 
Walter Hartwlg, former clirector.of 
the Little Theatre Department oi. 
the, New York prantia Lealgue an^ 
twice manager pt the Little The- 
atre 8uccessf^l to.urniiinents at 
Broadway theatres. , 

Mr. Hartwig Is behind an "avoca- 
tional" tixeatre group, known as the 
Manhattan Little Theatre Club, 
which will afford dramatics as a 
sport, the same as others "Indulge In 
tennis, bridge, polo 0|r ariy other 
recreatlonoil activities. 

The drariiatlcs will be an avoca- 
tion, and not a vocation, as with 
some of the quasl-professlOnal 
groups, althoiigh the 'Man'hattan 
Players (such will be tho name of 
the actjve Little Theatre organiza- 
tion to be sponsored by the Man- 
hattan Little Theatre Club), Invites 
professionals who have abandoned 
the stage to ally with them In the' 
interests of artistic accomplish- 
ments. 

The Manhattan Players win con- 
duct a play workahop where plays 
will be prepared, rehearsed and pre- 
sented In a regularly (Equipped the- 
atre, with "a properly appointed 
stage, and before a subscrlptloh and 
general audience. 

The Drama League will ifet behind 
this movement, accot^lng to Mr. 
Hat^twlg. 



UES. MANTELL BECOVERED 

Mrs. Robert Bi Mantel! (Genevieve 
Hamper)' Is fully recovered from- her 
lllncRs at the' Mantell home at At-' 
lantic Highlandsj N. J. - 

In announcing his wife's recovery^ 
Mr. Mantell said they wlflh to thank 
friends for the kind meftsages' and 
that thfe Mantell tour Will open Sept. 
1 in Buffalo. 



Former "Follies" Girl 
Loses O. J. Irby, Husband 

Sap Francisco, Aug. 5. 

Hj\rrlet iftanning, claiming to be 
a former 'Follies" girl, appealed to 
the local police last week t^ aid her 
in finding her husband, O. J.' Irby, 
a brother of ttle late Colonel John 
S. Irby, former Surveyor o( the Port 
of San ^rdnclsco. 

'!Me has' "been, on a spr^e. So 'to 
speak, for several months," the 
woman wrote to the police, '"The 
last 1 heard of him was) May 1 when 
he wired me' that ho was about to 
lx>ard a ves.s^ for Alaska, bound 
for, Coffee C/eQk, a gold, mining 
cjimp." , , ■ 

tfi'8. Irby .stated she was married 



' Ch^nnlj^ Pollock sails.. today., on 
the "AquttSLnla" ior London, accopi- 
ipanied by his wife. Anna. Marble, 
<knA . da.Mgbter, Helen, tP pr^iduce 
"The Fool" under the managemeqt 
of Frank Cruzon at the Apollo,. Sept. 
10. Also sailing with, ttie pfM-ty Is 
Sara Sotbern, , . , i . •... ■ 

While Pollock Is abroad .three yof 
la«t ,sep,0on:s. companies '•.of "The 
Fool"' will begin tholr t,ovrs in this 
'country;, the first .opening; Sept.. 29 
at Atlantic Cltyk • , ,.• . . 

; Pollock Is expected to return, to 
this country In time to produce his 
new play "The Enemy" about 
Cliristm&s, after' which hh will try 
to launch. his J}oUar Theatre Idea. 



SAURIES AR£ DUE 






'Qaitea' Production Pay -PartiAlly" 
After Oiteussfon 



ANBEESON'S "OWN TATSY" ' 

"Patsy" has. been deplded- upon.%s 
the title for the new musical play 
by Zelda Sears, Charles Derlckson 
and Harold Levi, which John Murray 
Anderson will produce late In Sh>- 
tcmber as an Individual venture. ' 

"Patsy'* is a musical oamody>ver-! 
Blon of a play by Derlckson, entitled 
"'Susie Sunshine." 



; „'*.,' "■', '". . ;,t:hicvo- Aug. •*..,,, 

, 'Salaries to the '.principals in \*''K 
'Trial, Hon«ymooi>,^'. a Joseph .Xi>. 
iOaUes production, &>r«i> still fopth^'" 
ice<ning.fot the paBt week.'- ■'■ "< 
After a"htale(»"ai4cu8irlon yhfch' 
tcrHJljlat^d' With .ppVs^%t,'|9f ((ie past'; 
'refusing to ' io on, j^the <iqaita«ev>, 
ma(j[e part paymenta .t« the.- arUnta . 
><ritk' the balance >assurcd° by -WtSi- 
y>nd of the 'Woek. ^ ' '"•^,,. ',' 

F^AKx wibiAiti: uAxsLYmQ-' 

' rli's «upposed t» btf a secret, feut' 
after all these years France WlthlarX ' 
is to marry. FVaP^t^ iii. one o( th^ .■ 
brother^ Of / music publishing (amq, • 
but his endeavors iave been far ro- . 
moyed frqm that particular brancH ' 
of the amusement business, he hav- - 
Ing specialized more as a play broker ' 
and person manager for a nupib^ 
Oflhose'ln the pro'fccslon. 



SELWYNS WITH 0. P. A. 

The Selwyns WIM appoint no sne- 
ccssot to Julia Chandl'ipr, who fOr- 
mprly handleid publicity for them. 

With Arch and Ed^ar prodiiclng 
indopcnilently of each othcir this 
season, under a recently made ar- 



Los Ancreles, Aug. 5. - 
. Gladys Lavagnino, ' 25, prbfeS'^' 
ii tonally known lU Gladys Knorr,' ' 
died In the Pasadena Hospital ye«- 
rangement, each producer-manager tiepjay a, ^ result oF Injuries sus-.. 



will have his own press agent with 
the post of "general press represen 
tatlve vacant. 



PETiOVA'S "SAND" 

Olga Petrova has returned from 
her vacation In Spain and Is putting 
the finishing touches to a new play,. 
"Santf," tpi'be her next season's star- 
ring vehicle. 

1,'ollowing h«r metropolitan ap- 
pearances in the new play, Petrova 
will take to the road/ offering both 
"Hurricane" and the new piece alter- 
K.Ttely In all stands In Which the 
i^-trrsS will appear. 



"NESVES" HELD BACK 

"Nerves," the play" by John Far- 
rur, half ('losed after a period of 
trial l)erfofnianceS and will be 
shelved .until the latter part of Sep- 
tf mber, ' 



^f jh,c.,,n,i38,i/ig nYi^,.ln ^19, ,,,^}e.;, -7 W'4V», 'AV^^t^^t'.' \{r^)^ ^^\^i^\^^i"^?T'' 



"A MAN^ JOB- ;B3:visr3 ': .: 

' 'JOh,n Meehan has completed the 
necessary revisions la .the script eC 
"A Man's: Job," tried out In Phila- 
delphia this spring, and' will ahoftiy' 
recast It. ' , ' ' .' 

Cherles Beury tiifl again, figure as 
the producer with a sta^e director 
othe^r than Meehan sestaging, since 
Meghan will b« occupied with sev- 
eral new productlor.* for A. L. Jones 
.' id Morris Greeir. ' 



1'* 



0LADT8 UVAQNnrp DSES 



taln^d' last Friday wh£n the auto- 
mobile In which she was riding ■ 
crashed into another car. ' 

Mlsfl Knorr was the wife of ■ 
an army lieutenant and played here* 
with Leo Carlllo at the Majestic 
In "LombardI, Ltd.," and " "Mag- . 
nolla." 



"MT SON" AT PBINCESS 

' Gustav Blum's production of "My . 
Son," by Martha Stanley, Is slate^l 
for' the Princess, New Tfork. Sept. 15. , 
The cast consists of: Joan Gordon, ■• 
Sarah Truar, Margaret Sheckelford.— ^ 
Martha Madison, E. L. Fernandez, . 
George MacQuarrie, Claude Cooper, 
Herbert Clark. 



"UABJORIE" AT SHUBEUT „ 

The musical, "Marjorle," current • 
in Jioston, will wind up its Hub run ■ 
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VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



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6. 1924 



OUT OF TOWN REVIEWS 



DIXIE TO BROADWAY 

Atlantic City, Aug. 5. 
Trf-w T*slte'» production. HtarririK Florence 
MaiB. Two-act revue, with book by Walter 
tie I^con, Tom }luwar<1 and L«w Lewi*; 
manic by Otorgt W. Mryrra and Arthur 
Jabmiton; lyrics by Crant Clark and Roy 
Turk Rnlire produ<J|ron itaicrd and con- 
oelvml by l.*w lyiili*. Opened at Nixon'a 
ApoUo. Atlantic C^ty. AuKuat 4, with a caat 
lncludlnK Florence Mills. William De Mott, 
Juan Hftrrisiin, Charles Poator, Danny 
Haaall, Maud Ruaaell. Kamtree HarrinKlon, 
Cora Orecn, Rhellon Brooks, 8now Klaher, 
U. S. Thompann, ■Willie Tovan. Alma Smith, 
Billy Cain, B. Moaeii, Uwendnlyn (Iraham, 
AJilta Rivera, Jerry Clarke, Marian Tyler. 
Ullla^ Brown. Eva Metcalf Alda Ward. 
Ralph l.,«ve. Byron Jonea, I>onnrd Ruftln, 
J^rlle Walker, L. Mnitpa, Hantita Rivera, 
Dick Whalen. JoWnny NIf, Lew Keene. 



quires proper knendiiifr. Some more 
comedy wouldn't hurt it. Abel. 



Xiew Iicslle In introducing "Dixie 
to Broadway," a new colored revue 
starring Florence Mills, who first 
eamo to attention in the first and 
best of all colored Bhow.<<, "Shuffle 
Along," must necessarily be open to 
romixirlson to that and the "Runnin' 
"Wild" productions. Despite this 
new entry qualifies os the "danc- 
in'est show," it requires, much to 
stand up comparatively. 

It has considerable to recommend 
It. including a personality in the star 
who should mean something at the 
box ofllce, a fast dancing chorus, 
and nice costuming. What it lacks 
Ml comedy of the first order, and a 
scenic production. Leslie cheated 
on that, running to set pieced and 
black velvet backgrounds. 

The possibilities are there for 
JuAicioua doctoring before it hits 
Chicago for a run, as Is planned. 
This la the first stand, and the open- 
ing night saw the original routine 
muchly varied but with little effect. 
The inclusion of some second act 
acenea in the first stanza and vice 
varsa made for a draggy first part 
and a better last half which, how- 
ever, had Its good impression nulli- 
fied by the retarded finale. 

MIse Mills has several numbers, 
but they do not compare to her 
"Shuffle Along" ditties. "Mandy. 
Mak« Up Your Mind," or 'Tm a Lit- 
tle Blackbird looking for a Blue- 
bird," do not approach the "Gypsy 
Bhies" or "Wild About Harry" of 
"Shuffle Along" fame. The only 
likely po«8ibility is "Dixie Dreams," 
with which she makes her first ap- 
pearance, and which she leads. De- 
a^ite Its reminiscence it will prob- 
ably Impress the most. 

But that chorus Is the candy. They 
are thoroughly schooled. The 
"Charleston" steppi^gs were beauti- 
ful to watch. They are Identified as 
the Plantation Chocolate Drops and 
AH octet of nukl« «;eppera, equally 
worthy, are labeled the Plantation 
8t«ppers. The PlanUtion name is 
heritage from the cabaret of that 
name on Broadway,at which I^sUe 
IH-odaced the revues with Miss MHls 
faatared. 

Tfce running style is an alterna- 
tion of scenes In "three," or foil with 
specialties before the olio, employ- 
ing the same curtain In. each case. 

Hamtree Harrington, with his 
oemedy antics that bespeak of Im- 
portant possibilities along Bert "Wil- 
liaaas' lines, annexed the stellar 
honors of the evening, with his In- 
dividual contributions. ' although 
Cora Green "atralghted" effectively, 
as In their vaudeville days. Shel- 
t«n Brooks handled a huge share of 
ttie comedy also. Brooks' disk train - 
iaK in "canning" Okeh records stood 
him In good stead with his clear 
enunciation. He had a monologistic 
specinlty that started with some 
familiar patter but developed into a 
genuine "wow." 

The "colored race" prolog was n. 
novel starter. "Dixie Dreams" was 
well done. The second act introduc- 
tion had Juan Harrison, another 
Ok<>h "race" artiwt with a sym- 
pathetic tenor, doing an old grand- 
pop in "If My Dreams Came True." 
His voice warrants more legitimate 
attention. The number Itself had 
the company as colored Oeorgie 
, Cohans. Eva Tanguays, Gallaghers 
nnil SheaiiR. Kikis, etc. It was a 
good send off. 

"The Wrong Cop." rest.iurant 
scene, despite Harrington, Brooks 
and Thorn DRon's major efforts, was 
too long drawn out and altogether 
obvious. 

A "Chauve Souris'' number, pro- 
gramed with apologies to Morris 
t.'est, had a huge TUilieff painted on 
the backdrop, -with some of the jazz 
stepping anything but Russian In 
origin, but entertaining neverthe- 
less. A travesty of "Rain," by Har- 
rington and Green, could be built up 
a trifle, although impressing. 

A song title, "Heebie Jeebie 
BUies." programed for Miss Mills 
but omitted, sounds full of possibil- 
ities, which makes one Wonder why 
it was slighted. 

There were scvernl un programed 

starters. A rickshaw scene between 

n darkle sailor and a Chinese wnw 

■ done by a .<itandard vaudeville team 

whose name Is unrecallnhle. 

Another funny possibility, which 
n Ziegfeld "Follies" librettist could 
have made into a wow, was the col- 
lision of a flivver with a Sfutz Six 
(free adv.). wilh the name conspic- 
uous for obvious reasons. While 
both irate drivers were debating. 
Harrington was Jammed between 
the fendnrs. 

-, A "Bambalin.V dance specialty 
wrought the choristers out for solo 
snatches. Tt was a highlight. 
The show has the makings but re- 



FIELD'S MINSTRELS 

Alliance, O , Aug. 5. 

The 38th edition of Al C. I-lcld's 
Minstrels was given Its premiere 
here at the Columbia Saturday 
night. Edward Conrad is respon- 
sible for the production in its en- 
tirety. 

Few changes have been made in 
the personnel, the majority of new 
people being comedians. Harry 
Shunk Is back after an absence of 
several years and so is Jack Ken- 
nedy, a member of the troupe 10 
years ago. Harry Frankel is a new 
comedian, recruited from burlesque. 

The only change in the singing 
contingent was the addition of Wil- 
liam Lawlcr. Eddie Jones, a soloist, 
is missing from the cast. 

The show opens wih a series of 
episodes depicting old time to the 
modern day minstrelsy. The pre- 
lude goes right Into the first part, 
aboard the yacht "America." The 
costuming here is attractive. The 
orchestra appears atop the upper 
dock, giving the scene a most effec- 
tive appeal. 

William Doran again produced the 
dance numbers and has several 
which are easily the best he has 
been credited with. He has ten 
hoofers thin season. Nick Hufford, 
an old standby on the show, holds 
down the spot formerly allotted to 
Bert Swor and does well. His radio 
farce and his "Cupids" scene are 
very entertaining. 

"In Old Seville" is the title of the" 
afterpiece and is in three scenes. 
Jack Richards, baritone, and many 
years with the show. Is as popular 
as ever, and his turn In the olio with 
his old partner, Billy Church, stops 
the performance. 

The final Is a riot of color and is 
the best closing the show has ever 
had. 

The route is much the same as 
former years, the show going into 
Pennsylvania and New York state 
the next month and returning to 
Columbus for the annual Ohio state 
fair week engagement. 



THE BF60AS PRINCESS 

St L«uls. Aug. 2. 

Operetta in two acta, prewnted by the 

Mmilclpal Tbcatre Aaaociatkwi: •radaoed at 

the open air theatre in roreat Park, St. 

Louie, July 38. Book and lyrica by S«l- 

Sr**"!. !'»C'*- •*»■'<= •>' Noel Poepplas. 
Stared by t-nmk it. Ralnper. 
Fonle Carnifeiler, American Oil KInc.. 
, ^ .r^ ,. .. . Raymond Crane 

Jack Carnifeller. kia aoa Charten Hart 

Prince RoUad. of Boravta. .Tkomaa Conkcy 

Captain Hoeta, Boravia Guarda 

_, _,^ , „ RoUnd Woodruff 

Kiny Kdgar, of Maraonla.Wn. J. McCarthy 
M. L,uta, Secaetary o( Tivaaury of llar- 

„"<>5i» • ■ „■ • ■ ■ ■ Henry Scott 

M DoMI, SccreUnr ef Interior.. P. J. QulM 

Alaarro^ gj9tr ehfcf Datmar Pappen 

H"*/ ,»•««««■ JPr»«M««> Dorothy Prencia 

Muriel CarnlteUer, rnrde'e daughter... 
, . ,, , _ Dorothy Maynard 

Lady Alecia. Prince Roland'a alatcr 

Marie Suite 



B'way Blllboarding Prices 



According to late reports 
from the Van Buren offices, the 
price of their Broadway 24- 
shcct billboards on regular lo- 
cation will hereafter have a 
minimum of $5 weekly. Van 
Buren heretofore has been 
charging $3. The Increased 
cost of billboard sites Is said 
to have brotight about the Van 
Buren tilt. 

The story runs that Van Bu- 
ren had some of the big points 
of billing vantage on 47th street 
and 7th avenue for wlilch he 
was paying a yearly rental of 
(1,000. Down came Van Buren's 
stands when the site owners 
raised the rental ante from 
"one thou" to (6,000. 



With the Agents 

Things are so dull around the 
Somerset and Flanders hotels, New 
York, where many of the agents 
and managers are stopping, that a 
baseball game Is being contem- 
plated. Mike Monton will be called 
upon to manage the Flanders nine, 
while Harry Leavitt will head the 
Somersets. Several of the agents 
have been taking in the national 
games In the hope of getting one of 
the balls knocked foul into the 
grandstand. 

George Henshall is handling the 
press work for the Earl Carroll 
show, "The White Cargo," and will 
handle the advance matter for the 
new "Vanities." 

Helen Santera is general press 
representative for the Arthur Ham- 
merstein attractions. 

Frank Cruickshank has been en- 
gaged by J. J. Shubert to do ex- 
ploitation and publicity for some of 
the Shubert shows on their new sea- 
son openings on the road. He has 
already started his new assignment. 



St. Louis' first venture with an 
original work for Its huge open air 
theatre disappointed. "The Beggar 
Princess" was the title of the oper- 
etta, and its chief fault was a bad 
book. The music, by Noel Poepping, 
was better than the libretto, and one 
of his numbers, "Beautiful Woman," 
stood out with his possibilities. 

The story concerns a rich Amer- 
ican family traveling through the 
Balkans. Carnifeller is the name of 
the family, with father, son and 
daughter making up the European 
entourage. In the mythical kingdom 
of Boravia they meet a hard-up 
king who sees a chance for a tap 
by selling something he doesn't own 
— a neighboring kingdom. By tell- 
ing Carnifeller, Sr., It is filled with 
oil wells, he sells for (10,000,000 and 
gets (1,000,000 on account. 

His son had also thought of 
marrying the millionaire's daughter, 
and the millionaire's son by this 
time has been teamed up with a 
girl, the Beggar Princess, who claims 
her father was forced from his 
throne and that she was cheated 
from the throne of M.trsonla. 

The millionaire goes to take The 
kingdom of Marsonia, enters the 
courtyard of the Palace, and when 
he finds the king is inclined to be 
slightly Inimical, turns loose some 
former football playeri^ 

There is a happy ending to the 
whole affair, with the American 
flag hoisted from the center of the 
stage. 

Raymond Crane, Charles Hart, 
Tom Conkey, William J. McCarthy, 
Dorothy Francis, Dorothy Maynard 
and Flavla Arcaro deserve special 
mention for good work, and Jole and 
Jules Walton tied the show up dur- 
ing the second act with some dance 
steps. 

The first scene was of the palace 
and grounds of one kind, and the 
second sQene the palace and grounds 
of another — different palaces and 
different grounds. 

Notwithstanding the average good 
mu.sic of the piece, the cheapness of 
much of the wit, the unnecessary 
references to bootleggers, and the 
Inclusion of quite a few Jocmillcrs 
hurt the chances. 

"The Beggar Printess'L^rew some 
Interest here because of its native 
origin, but as a straight commercial 
It is on« of those "No'' propositions. 

RotB. 



CHANOE OF OOODXAH FLANS 

Philip Goodman'a decision to re- 
tain W. C, Fields as the star of 
"Poppy" for Its road tour, which got 
under way In Boston this week, has 
set back the plans of the new revue 
in which Fields was to have been 
projected by the same producer. 

According to the prtaent layout 
Fields will remain with "Poppy" for 
the Boston and Chicago runs of the 
piece, after which the revue for which 
the comedian supplied book and 
lyrics will go into rehearsal, with 
another comic relieving him in 
"Poppy" for the remainder of the 
musioal's road tour. 

"Vanity Fttiir," also a revue, spon 
sored by Goodman in association 
wfth the Selwyns. has gone Into re- 
hearsal tbis week, with the out-of- 
town opening date set for Sept. 8. 
The cast for this Includes Walter 
Catlett, Genevieve Tobin, Oscar 
Shaw, Joseph Allen, Kathleen Mar- 
tin and others.' 



INSIDE STUFF 



m 



ON LEGIT 



There Is a possibility that there will be considerable trouble through 
the farming out of .a contract by a British manager of ^ Internationa} 
star to a firm of American managerji. The latter has paid down somethinc 
like (20,000 and gone ahead with considerable preparation in advance o^ 
presenting the star at the head of her own organization In this country. 

Within the last few weeks, however, the star has developed conslderabi* 
business acumen. She made a deal with the English manager whereby; 
he was also to take over several film productions in which she appeared. 
Ho took the rights to the first one for both England and the United 'states 
and Canada. He paid for the English right, brought the film to America 
and gave it a private showing here in the hope American film executives 
would fall all over themselves in their haste to obtain the picture. The 
American film men didn't do that little thing and to date he still has 
the film on hio hands and the foreign star has not received her money for 
the American rights. 

Right now she doesn't know whether or not she'll come to America, 
and seemingly she won't be able to make up her mind until she does 
receive the money alleged due her. 

The looks cf the tangle seema to be that the Americans who havs 
already put up the (20,000 will have to come through with the necessary 
to clear up the film situation before they will have any assurance they 
will get the star to these shores. 

John MacMahon, until recently dramatic editor of the New York 
"American" and the "Evening Journal" and latterly handling theatrical 
advertising for the latter publication, has been assigned to general adver- 
tising for the "Journal" to handle "foreign" accounts. Letters to theatri- 
cal managers announcing the change request all news matter being sent 
to J. R. Hastings, managing editor of the "Journal." 

The "American" and "Journal" dramatic departments were separuteA 
several months ago, shortly after the "Journal'* established a 10-llne 
minimum for theatrical advertising. The Producing Managers Associa- 
tion voted to withdraw from the publication, stating the increased lineage 
minimum might lead other dallies to establish a similar rule, which would 
result In a considerable increase in advertising expense. Most of the 
houses withdrew from the "Journal's'* columns. Some disregarded the 
P. M. A. action. -It was later declared the rejection of the 10-llne min- 
imum rule was not an association matter, but was up to the managers 
individually. The "Journal" regained some advertiseing, but a majority 
of managers have since held out on that publication. 

In addition to the "Journal," MacMahon handled the theatrical ads for 
the "Daily Mirror" when the new tabloid started, but it is untlerstood 
he has given np the assignment. < . 






Reports from Boston Insist Elisabeth Hines and Roy Royston of 
'Marjorle" are married. RoystSh but lately came over here. He is a 
juvenile and is said to have been given a contract by J. J. Shubert for (600 
weekly. His I^ondon salary is reported at around (SOO. After arriving, 
J. J. loaned Royston to Rufus LeMaire for "Marjorle," first called "Mar-. 
jorle Daw." 

The contrempus In Boston kept Rufus on the jump. Besides the matter 
of the marriage, possibly, and its attendant pul{licity in the Boston press, 
Le Maire is said to have been confronted with a demand from Miss Hines 
that Royeton's salary of (600 be increased to fUQ and Royston's opinion, 
also delivered to Rufus, that Miss Hines was worth (1,000 a w«ek, instead 
of the (7S0, licMaire was paying to star her in "Marjorle." 

How it may have been settled Isn't known, but that "Marjorle" is to 
reach the Shubert, New York, with its •riginal Boston cast is taken as a 
sign that amlcableness Is now within the ranks of the show. 



SHOWS OPENING 

George Wright has acquired the 
Canadian rights to "The First 
Year" from John Golden, his former 
employer, and is organizing a com- 
pany for a tour of theatres con- 
trolled in the Dominion by the 
Trans-Canada Theatres Co. 

MitKi will ..turn from abroad in 
two weeks to begin rehearsals of 
"The Magic Ring." It begins its 
second season at the Illinois, Chi- 
cago, Sept. 21. 

"Lollipop," with Ada Mae Weeks 
and the original cast, wilt begin Its 
road tou^ in New Haven Sept. 11, 
and head for Boston, at the Tre- 
mont, for a run Sept. IS. 



WEBBA'S BSOOKLTH HOUSES 

The Crescent, Brooklyn, will re- 
open Sept. 1 as the Brooklyn the- 
atre, under direction of tK>ui8 Wer- 
ba, with "The Nervous Wreck" the 
first of the traveling attractions 
listed. 

The Montauk, around the corner, 
also under direction of Werba, will 
play legitimate tryouts and open 
about the same date. 

Nat Posnlck, assistant treasurer 
at the Montauk, will be promoted 
to treasurer. Gus Collins, treasurer 
of the Montauk, will occupy a simi- 
lar capacity at the Crescent. Both 
are now at the New Brighton box 
office. 



Road Shows at Paterson, N. J. 

Thomas Coffin Cooke, identified 
in a managerial capacity with Wag- 
ennlls & Kemper, has leased the 
Lyceum, Paterson, N. J., assuming 
control of the house on Labor Day. 

It will play road attractionis. 



How Representative Richard D. Crockwall happened to file his "ticket 
scalper" bill in the Massachusetts leslslature is a story now going the 
rounds. The bill takes effect In September and limits the extra cbarg* 
on tickets to all amusements to SO cents. It Is said that the lawmaker 
went to the Harvard-Tale football game last fall and was "roasted** 
severely by a speculator from whom be purchased his tickets. Then It 
was that he determined to do all In his power to stop the practical 
Result, the "scalper" bill. 

Listing the best plays to see 4n a monthly magaslne, especially at till* 
time of the year, is something like "best beU" for the races. ScratcbM 
at the track or the short prke horses being beaten are expected, and a^t 
too, are sudden closings on Broadway in the summer. However, when lCr« 
Hornblow In the current "Theatre Magaslne" names four dark attrao^ 
tlons out of eight which he "specially recommends," the listing seemtf 
ludicrous. Two attractions had been closed three weeks, probably Jusi 
after the publication and placed on the presses. They were "Saint Joaflf* 
and "Cyrano De Bergerac." The other closed shows favored were "Spring 
Cleaning" and "Meet the Wife." 



"The Bulletin," New York's latest afternoon daily which Is published 
by F. W. Enwrlght. Is now on sale at the newsstands at three cent*. 
When the paper made its debut last month a somewhat lengthy editorial 
proclaimed two .cents a sufficient rate for a daily newspaper. 

Confusion In the editorial rooms of the "Bulletin" have been r«« 
ported several times. It is said last minute changes ordered by 'Bn» 
wrlght, its publisher, sometimes over the telephone from Boston, hav* 
turned the establishment into a madhouse. 

"The Bulletin" is taking the International News Service (Hearst), 
about the only news service it could obtain at present in New York. 
The staff of the "Bulletin" thought it quite nervy in view of conditions 
when the paper plastered the Fallon case mention of Hearst all over 
its front page. Even the "News" held down a bit. 



The convenyon of the Loyal Order of Moose in New York City last week 
was handled in a showmanship manner as far an the publicity of the 
organization was concerned. IJsually 50,000 people when dropped Into 
New York City are like a drop of water into a bucket, but through 
publicity the Moose made the town know that they were here'. It 
wasn't, however, until the entire affair was over that It leaked Wallace 
Munro was the official press agent for the convention. Wallace framed 
tbe Win Rogers speech of welcome to the Moose, In which he kidded 
Mayor Hylan and managed to land the front pages all over town. 

The Moose may not have been any more liberal with their change than 
the Democratl • delegates were, but grabbed an awful lot of free space In 
the New York dailies. 



The Billie Burke piece, written by Clare Kummer, has started along 
and will get into real action in about another 10 days, when Edward Royce 
will take charge of the rehearsals for Flo Ziegfeld. Through Zlegfeld 
engaging Ernest Truex for the Burke production, it disposes of the 
report Truex will appear under the Sam H. Harris munngement for the 
new season. 

Following the setting of the play for his wife, Zlegfeld will h.ive the 
new Leon Errol production on his hands. Ziegtfy Is reported to have 
wanted Errol to go in the Burke show, but Krroil preferred to have 
Zieggy star him all alone as per agreement. 



Eva IioGalllene, recent star of "The Swan," has spent her vacation 
directing and producing at the exclusive Hedgerow (Little) theatre In 
the just as exclssive Rose Valley district around Philadelphia. She was 
assisted by her friend, Mercedes de Acosta and several Ibsen productions 



-I J t t4 



(Continued on page 44) 



Wednesday^ August 6, 1924 



LEGITIMATE 



VARIETY 



19 



STOCKS 



SPLIT-WEEK 

STOCKNEWAND 

HELPFUL 



Jried When Business 

Jook Nose-Dive — ^Last 

Month of Season 



stock businesa la repected to have 
taken a noae dive during the paat 
few weeka in aeveral otherwiae 
profitable atock ataada in the aouth. 

Torrid weather and automobilea 
are given as the contributing causes. 

Managers are resorting to all 
sorts of methods to hold companies 
together for the regular season 
ybich begins next month. For the 
most part the play era are lending 
the atock men every co-operation by 
permitting aalarlea to be ahaved and 
then continuing^ on part salary, ac- 
cepting notea for the remainder 
which are to be paid off when the 
atock geta a financial break. 

The Bouthern stock managers 
have clocked their buainesa and ar- 
rived at a conclusion that for the 
remaining month of the aummer 
season they can only attract a cer- 
tain patronage. To make ends meet 
they are experimenting with two 
bDIa weekly Inatead of running a 
full week. Two of the comiMnies 
experimenting on this baaia wave 
been getting better retuma. Some 
of the othera may alao adopt the 
Idea. 

Split W««k New 

Tbe split week poHcy was aome- 
thlng new to regular atock and for 
a time created confuaion among the 
play brokera who a: ftryt refused to 
release Broadway pl»ya for three 
days on a pro rata royalty basis 
governed by tbe weekly royalty 
charge. This encouraged tbestoek 
men to shop where they could ob- 
tain such terms and later the larger 
brokers were sold on the proposi- 
tion. 

Now the split week atocka are 
getting first rate bilU. 

The main hardship la upon the ac- 
tore who are required to get up In 
their parta in three daya. 



MUSICALS IN STOCK 
SEND UP DUFFY'S GROSS 



H 4,000 in 2 Weeks With 
h-ene"-46,500 List Week 
With "Mary" 



Montreal, Aug. 5. 

Henry Duffy's switch from dra- 
matic bills to musicals has proven 
a bonanza for his stock at the Or- 
pheum, from accounts. "Irene," 
with Dale Winter as guest star, 
roled up $14,000 in two weeks, con- 
sidered an enviable record for stock 
and particularly for summer. 
"Mary," the second musical attrac- 
tion, drew |«,500 last week and is 
l>«lng held over. Next week the 
company will revive "Buddies." 

According to Duffy the musical 
stock has doubled his gross and he 
plans to finish out his tenancy ex- 
piring? Aug. 31 with musical bills. 
At present he Is negotiating for an 
extenaion of the lease and if unable 
to secure it, may move the stock 
to another spot In Canada. 
^ Duffy had been slated to rejoin 
"Wages for Wives," in which he 
played the juvenile role last year, 
'>ut his stock- business wa.s so good 
he passed up the role. 



BULCIE COOPER AS LEAD 

Chicago, Aug. 5. 
^ Dulcle Cooper, daughter of Ash- 
jey Cooper, and currently with 
Topsy and Eva," has been engaged 
'or the lead In the Tom Wilkes 
stock company, which open.s at the 
Deniiam theatre, IJojivcr, next 
week. 



Martha Ru88e4l. whose stock 
clo.sed at ths Empress, Chicago, two 
weeks ago. Is returning to vaudevWe 
■n her former skit, "Ix>ve Thy Nelgh- 
'x>r." Donald Miller in support 



Recognized Audiors 
As i'ot Boilers" 



Reputable stage authors are 
turning "pot boilera" in dull 
summer and are authoring road 
vehicles for the one-nightera un- 
der nom de plumes. 

A scarcity of. sure Are road ma- 
terial, principally sexy stuff with 
a wallop, although scaling the 
edge of vulgarity, has prompted 
managers of road shows to prop- 
osition the authtrs to grind out 
the stereotypes either on a roy- 
alty basis or outright sale price. 

As a consequence aeveral au- 
thors of retutation have ground 
out plays on tbis basis. 



AUTHORS HELP BROKERS 
WITH EXPLOITATION 



Enterprising Writers Found 

New Way to Promote Sale 

of Plays 



Several enterprising authors with 
time hanging heavy on their hands 
are engaging In exploitation cam- 
paigns to create a demand for their 
plays among the stock producers. 

Despite the plays being in the 
hands of play brokers who should 
naturally exploit them the authors 
are trying to keep their works 
moving faster. 

The brokers are encouraging the 
idea and holding out the example 
set by the few to other playwrights 
whose plays have been dead for 
some time. 

One playwright who has had 
some experience with exploitation 
work bas compiled a prebs book 
such as has been In practical use 
(or ttie exploitation of Alms and 
shouldered the cost of printing it. 
The press book and other literature 
are claimed to have done the trick 
for the p)ay in question, despite its 
having only been a fiiir success on 
Broadway and released fo: stock 
three weeks aro. 



Only one r f the three ^tock com- 
panies which started the summer 
season in Indianapolis survives. 
Walter Vonnegufs Murat Players 
dosed at the Murat after IS weeks. 

The company, replacing the 
Stuart Walker Company, which had 
been at the Murat for seven sum- 
mers l>efore Walker alMuidoned In- 
dianapolis, lost heavily. Whether 
Vonnegut will try again next year 
has not been announced. 

The Aborn Opera Company last- 
ed four weeks at Keith's in musical 
stock early in the season .and then 
faded out. 

For a time it appeared that the 
city was going to give splendid sup- 
port to the three companies. Then 
along came "Abie'a Irish Rose" and 
packed the Capitol and there wasn't 
enough business to go around. 

The Berkell Players, at English's, 
have had a consistently successful 
season financially in stock. With 
the field clear, and Berkell sched- 
uled to remain at English's until 
Aug. 30, it looks like a clean-up. 



Business in Oakland, in so far as 
the Orpheum and Kulton (stock) are 
concerned, has held better than 
average throughout the summer. 
The Orpheum is without opposition 
.since the closing of the Century, 
musical stock, and has been play- 
ing to big business with a policy 
that includes some big time acts and 
.some smajl at moderate prices. 

The Fulton, which has usually had 
a guest star or two to bolster up the 
summer season, has been playing to 
i-eRUl.ir business with the stock 
company headed by Norman Field 
and Ruth Renick. Contracts were 
issued last week to John Ivan and 
John Fee, both recently returned 
from engagements In the east. 9, 
Richard Ryan, business manager of 
the house, Is now vacationing In IJos 
Angeles with an eye to new mem- 
bers o< the company, 

tTio Casey-Hayden Stock Com- 
pany, playing at the Orpheum, Kan- 
sas City, this aummer as the Or- 
pheum Players, enjoyed ihe best 
business «f their Be<uion with the 
presentation of "Just Married," and 
kept "em coming last week with 
'7b&nk-U.t M ba« been tbo caAo 



with other stock attractions there, 
business has Just commenced to 
show a little profit as the season 
is about to cloae. 

However, It Is understood that 
this summer's run was In a man- 
ner of a tryout of the town's i>os- 
siblUties, and that the same man- 
agement wlU have the house again 
next season. The bill for the week 
of Aug. S will be "Kempy," which 
will be the closing one. 



lAwrence White, stage manager of 
the Fulton, and formerly with the 
Cohan and Harris In New York, sus- 
tained painful Injuries last week 
when he fell from tbe steps of an In- 
terurban train as It was coming to a 
stop, sustaining concussion of the 
brain. White is an Englishman, and 
suffers from rheumatism as a result 
of hU war time experiences in the 
trenches, and it was a sudden at- 
tack of this ailment that caused him 
to lose balance. 



Holding over a play in atock for 
two weeks is not new for Washing- 
ton, but when two new ledds go Into 
the cast, that is. Last week at the 
Beiasco, Blanche Yurka and Charles 
Hamdden had the two principal roles 
in "Smtlin' Thru." This week L<eona 
Butelli succeeds Miss Yurka, and 
Everett Butterfleld goes into the part 
pVayed by Hamdden. Lotus Robb, 
who was forced by illness to give up 
Che part In the first place. Is still 
confined to her hotel room here. 



Negotiations pending between 
Harold Hevla, slock producer, and 
the Jefferscn, Portland, Me., through 
which Hevla waa to have installed 
a stock there next week, were called 
off last week. Hevia had his com- 
pany practically lined up, but had 
not ac^aUy signed contracts. He 
Is now negotiating for another 
stand. 



Arrangements are under way for 
a new stock season at Ft. Worth In 
September, witb I>a;vid Hellman 
managing the company. Sam Bull- 
man, who sponsors the stock ven- 
ture, waa Vnancially Interested In 
the Cycle Park stock proposition, 
which bas closed for the summer. 

> 

> The Pearl Allen Players at the 
Empress, Vancouver, have closed 
for the summer after a season of S3 
weeks and will re-open at the sam* 
stand Sept. 7. Al Cunningham and 
Alan Strickfaden of the company 
are flUing in their open weeka with 
the Theatre Quild, Seattle, Wash. 



Margaret Arnold is with the Al- 
bee stock. Providence. 

(Continued on page 45) 



LrrUE THEATRES 



WHBi MAKING MONEY 
HEDGEROW PLAYERS SPL 



Dissension Develops Within 

Rose Valley Group — Sum- 

nter Plans Changed 

Philadelphia, Aug. 5. 

Friction, which has recently de- 
veloped In the ranks of the Hedge- 
row Players in their Rose Valley 
(Moylan) theatre has resulted In a 
splitting of their ranks, and consid- 
erable changes In plana. 

The result finds young Sidney 
Machet, the highly- praised young 
leading man. over In New York., 
where he wilt probably , ally hlmsslf 
with one of the movements In Green- 
wich Village. The exact cause of the 
trouble Is not known, but it Is de- 
clared that Machet's desire to direct 
many of the Hedgerow productions 
himself led to a break with Jasper 
Deeter, the guiding hand and di- 
rector of the little Rose Valley the- 
atre. It is also reported that both 
Eva Le Gallienne and Ann Harding, 
who came over to Moylan as "guest 
stars,*" were involved In the- friction. 

The fact remains that neither act- 
ress is with the company any longer, 
but in the case of Miss Hardtnc It 
is stated that a contract with Jesse 
BonsCelle for stock had made It nec- 
essary that she leave the Hedge- 
rowites by the 1st of August. Miss 
Le Gallienne <»me over from New 
York for what was announced as a 
summer season, but played only In 
Ibsen's "The Master Builder," alter- 
naUng with Miss Harding. The let- 
ter's last appearance at Rose Valley 
was In Stephen Phillips' "Paolo and 
Franceses." Morgan Farley came 
over Sundays to play opposite her 
in this. Machet scored one of his 
greatest succeaaes In Shaw's "Mis- 
alliance" recently. 

As a dU4ct and natural result of 
the friction, a number of produc- 
tions planned for the summer have- 
been changed. 

The dlasenaloa la the ranks of the 
company is considered particularly 
unfortunate, as for the r.rst time, ther- 
Hedegrow theatre Is really making 
money. The Uttle theatre (a trans- 
formed mill bouse) is crowded at al- 
most every perfortnaoce, and back 
debts have almost entirely been 
wiped out. MotorlsU make up the 
larger part of audiences. 



NEWS OF DAILIES 



The Edith Day-Pat Somerset love 
affair has died out, according to 
stories from Chicago. This sensa- 
tional stage romance, which began 
in London when Miss Day was still 
the wife of Carle Carlton, who di- 
vorced her after a child was born of 
which Somerset was the father, died 
following Somerset's affair in New 
York, as the story goes, with Con- 
stance Bennett, who played with 
Somerset and her father. Richard 
Bennett, in "The Dancers." 

On one occasion Bennett caned 
Somerset when he brought Barbara 
home at 4 a. m., and the matter was 
taken into the police court, but 
hushed up immediately. 

The Vanderbllt. New Tork. reopens 
next week with "Dr. David's Dad," a 
comedy adapted from the German of 
Armin Friedman and Liouia Her* by 
Carrington North and Joseph J. 
Garren. The piece, presented by 
Feldon Productions, was originally 
called "Dr. StelgUtz." The cast in- 
cludes Mona Kingsley, Marie Relch- 
ardt Edwin Maxwell, Bruce Elmore, 
Maude Reade, Cliff Worman, Eleanor 
Ladd Jonothan Hole, Edmonia Nol- 
ley and Arthur Viilars. Victor Mor- 
ley is directing rehearsals and Mark 
Ilellinger is handUng the publicity. 

The municipal radio station "WYNC 
broadcast the opening night of 

'Janice Meredith" at the Cosmopoli- 
tan last night (Tuesday). The or- 

hestral score, perpared for tbe pic- 
ture by Deems Taylor, WM sent out, 
and the whole thing aroused much 
comment In the dallies by reason of 
Hylan's recent trip with Hearst to 
the west and the alleged political 
ambitions of both to upset Tam- 
many's rule in the city. 

Peggy Joyce, following her latest 
publicity stunt In saying that she 
was going to divorce her count hus- 
band, gave a party for thf nows- 
paper men last wpi^k .uul when it 
was over told them th.it licforc lf)ri« 
she expecte<l to land a conti.ur with 
Horenz ZifKf>'!il. H'-r huiibind. 
Count CJostii Morn?r. sild that he Is 
still president of«a foathpa.sf'" rom- 
pany in Chicago, and said tli.if the 
t«ilk ot reggy'a paying his paata- 



pressing bills and the like wasn't 
strictly on the leveL 

Pietro Mascagni, composer of 
"Cavalleria Rusticani," recently re- 
jected an offer to come to New York, 
.saying that New Yorkers are dumb 
on the subject of art, and added that 
they had too much moiiey to be in- 
terested in such things. His remarks 
have aroused a storm ot protest 
among theartical and operatic people 
here, with Piva Oauthier, Sophie 
Braslau and Wiliem Von Hoogstrae- 
ten among those jumping to the 
defense of the Big Town. 

Kenneht Harlan, screen actor, will 
open • court fight to avoid paying 
(150 weekly to his former wife, Mrs. 
Florence Harla«d. He failed to op- 
pose his wife's action for a divorce, 
but last week before Justice Me- 
CraJn In the Supreme Court, through 
his attorney, he opposed her efltorta 
to get the alimony clause Included la 
the decree. Mrs. Harlan Is known 
on the stage as Florence Hart. 

Conrad Nagel, film star, baa an- 
nounced he will start and bead a 
crusade to free Hollywood ot Its 
parasites. The hangers-on ot tbe 
film colony, according to Mr. Nacel, 
have been responsible for the tali of 
B^tty Arbackle and ICabd Normand. 
and were also to blame Cor the Taylor 
murder. 

They give the movie city a black 
eye, which ts not deserved, accord- 
ing to Conrad. 

A. Zi. Erianger has taken ti lease 
on the Colonial, New York, for three 
years, and the Keith Sunday concerts 
will be continued under the now re- 
gime. "The Chocolate Dandles" 
(railed "In Hamvilie"), on the road, 
will open the house Labor Day. 



Artistic successes with a deficit 
are not to t>e duplicated again this 
season by the Kansas City Theatre, 
the local guild organisation, it the 
brains ot the directors can prevent 
it. The first step toward a repetition 
of the shortage in the cash register 
has been the appointing of Jules V. 
Jack as general manager of the or- 
ganisation. The new manager, the 
first one the Kansas City Theatre 
has had, managed the last three 
tours of Anna Held. 

The first move has been to lease 
the Auditorium theatre as a home 
for the Kansas City Theatre, and the 
houae will be known under that 
name. 

Robert Peel Noble has been re- 
engaged as«i>roduoing dk-ector and 
Paul Tbieman appointed publicity 
chalrnaaa. 

The Auditorium is owned by a 
banker in a neighboring town, who, 
as a means of helping the local or- 
ganisation, leased the theatre at )4,- 
000 fo^' the year. 

The first play by the association 
will be given in October. 



"The Emperor Jones" was pre- 
sented at Mariarden, the theatrical 
colony at Peterboro, N. H., under 
direction of Mrs. Quy Currier. The 
leading rple was taken by Paul Robe- 
son, colored, former Rutgers college 
student and all-American football 
player. 

Assisting In directing was James 
Light, long Identified with the Prov 
Incetown and Greenwich Village 
playera. 



A capacity audience, representing 
society from the entire North Shore 
colonies, marked the opening ot the 
dramatic season at the Playhouse oa 
the Moors, CHouceeter, Masa.. July 
SI. Practically the same prlncliMie 
featured last eeaaon are in the caet 
again this summer. 

Two plays were on the Mil, "The 
MoMns." by Hubert Henry Davits, 
and "The Jewel Merchant." hy James 
Branch Cabell. Mrs. Fits-WUlIam 
Sargent played the principal role ^ in 
the former, with Kdward Maasey 
opposite. Dorothy Ross and Thomas 
Crosby also had parts. 

Lee*:e Buswell assumed a lead in 
"The Jewel Merchant" while Iiorense 
Mor and tbe Mlssee Janet Robinson 
and Ruth Evans also were lnchi(led. 

Gordon McLelland was techn^i^al 
director of the productions. James 
M. Shute designed the stage settings. 
The plays wUl be repeated aerveral 
days. 

The ElverheJ Colony Plarers.gave 
two performances of "The Tyranny 
of Tears" last week and wIU give 
two more this week in their theatre 
at Milton-on-the-Hudson. N. Y. 
Marguerite Harmon has the leading 
role. Others are J. A. Wlllard, 
James Resley, Dorothy Schnell, John 
Blestel, Alphe.-\ Crulkshank, William 
Dickey. The Players will present 
"You and I" next week and the week 
after, ^iVing the firat performance 
on Aug. 13. 



Clarence Darwent, nrlflsh actor, 
arrivi'd in America Sundiy with two 
new p:;iy i -'(ireater Than a Queen" 
.ind "Apo.stle." 



rjo.isip \!* on that Jeanne Kagels 
and Ted Coy, former Yale football 
star, are \o be married as soon as 
Coy's present wife secures her decree 
Ui Tiurla. 



The summer dramatic season, at 
the Playhouse on the Moors at 
Gloucester, Mass., opened July 29. 
Virtually the same principals as 
last season. "The Jewel Merchant," 
a one-acter, was the curtain raiser. 
In thQ cast were Madeline Mas«ey. 
Leslie Buswell, Ruth Evans and 
Janet Robinson. "The Mollus" wan 
the feature with Mrs. Fitx-Wiliiam 
Sargent In the title role. Edward 
Massey, Thomas Crosby and Doro- 
thy Ross were in support 

James Reynolds, art director of 
the local Ram's Head Players, 
Washington, la In Europe gathering 
new material la designs, etc., for 
neat aeaaon'a productions for this 
exoluslre Uttle theatre here, which 
will be housed la Ita own quarters 
the oomlng season In Wardman 
Park Inn. Aooording to reporU, 
Reynolds has completed a new play, 
"Salnt'a HUl." described «• » "tem- 
peramental Jeurney oC « woman." 
It Is to be produced b7. th« Bam'a 
Head Players. 

The players of the OalniMf Bohoof 
tried out Aug. 1, TThe Peacock ot 
the Underworld," a play by Marta 
Oatman. at the Majestic, Lios An^ 

geles. It is a three-act drama show^ 
ing the mullgn influence of hypnotic 
suggestion exercised over an ItalLan 
dancing girl by the professor who 
adopts her. 

The Clark University summer 
players of Worcester, Mu-is., pre- 
Hcntcil three one-act plays liist 
week. These were "Three Pills in » 
Mottle," "The Death Ot I1aterglJi«^ 
and "The Uehei.raaL'* ^ ™.v. , , . , 



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PICTURES 



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Wednesday, Ancust 6, 1924 



USING ORGANS ONLY : ' 
INSTEAD OF MUSICIANS, 
TALK OF EXHIBITORS 



Informal Conference Held at National Organiza< 
tion's New York Offices — New England and 
' Middle West Theatre Owners Reported Highly 
ill FaTor of Move — Consulting Manufacturers 
Relative to Increasing Organ's Sc<^>e — Smaller 
Exhibitors Also Have Plan in Mind 



AUTOMATIC ORGANS^ 



The picture theatre* majr declare 
a strike on the mujiciana in aev- 
eral parts of the country this fall 
when new proposals for itn Increase 
in the wage scale are laid before 
the theatre owners. 

At an informal meeting held In 
Kew York, a number of exhibitors 
from outlying p*rta of the country 
discussed the possibility of dispens- 
ing T7lth musicians altogether and 
relying on organs for their ipuaical 
programs. 

Serera] present at the confer- 
ence are .members of the Motion 
Plotur* Theatre Owners of America 
and the meeting: was held In the 
national headquarters in New Tork. 
Non« of the officers of the M. P. T. 
O. A. srould dls«uss the matter. 

Several exhibitors In the New 
England territory, particularly. Bos- 
ton, are reported highly In favor of 
cutting out musicians Entirely and 
relying on tite organs. Several mid- 
west exhibitors, mainly from Ohio, 
were also of the same mind. A 
"number have been In consultation 
With thb firms installing their or- 
gans, obtaining figures that will 
give them a line on flie costs for 
adAlng units to the organs already 
Installed with a view of obtaining 
from the organs as full an instru- 
mentation as poasible to displace 
the musicians that •they are now 
employing. 

Some of the exhibitors who have 
smaller houses are figuring on or- 
gans that are to be operated auto- 
matically and thus they wilFbe able 
to break away from union domina- 
tion In their oiusic entirely because 
they will not have'to employ even 
an organist. ' 

The matter that was under dis- 
cussion Is to come up 'again in the 
state units In the territories from 
which the ftxlilbitors hailed. 



26 WEEKS AT 

$a800 FOR F. P. 

N. Y. EXCH. 



$176,800 Gross Necessary 

in. Sales )(etums in 

26 Weeks 



ENGLISH GOVERNMENT 
AID ON WAR FUM 



Series of 'Thrilling Story" 2- 

Reelers — Fox Company 

in London 



Liondon, July 28. 

A. V. Bramble, the most recent 
addition to the Stoll producing 
Bt^ff, has '- practically completed 
making the companion film to 
"Armageddon," which deals with 
the Zeebrugge Harbor Incident and 
the exploit of H. M. 8, "Vindictive" 
during the war. 

The admiralty and officialdom 
generally have given every heln In 
the making of the picture, «o It ii 
to l>e hoped that other pictures will 
some day receive a courtesy which 
has hitherto .almost exclusively l>een 
the privilege of forelgrners. 



Lubit^h Directing Pickford 

Plana hav« iMsn daiattcly 
made for Ernest l<ublt«di to 
direct the next Mary I'lckford 
production. 

While nothing has been 
prepared for publication, it is 
understood that lllas Pickford 
la not to appear 1|B • costume 
piece. r 



C. M. DAWSON DROWNED 



Wife Teaching Operator to 
-Wouldn't Save Him 



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Washington, Aug. 1.^ 

In spite of hik wife's heroic ef- 
fort* to save him. Charles M. Daw- 
son, 2<, for the past flvf years a 
movie operator for Loew's Columbia 
h^re, was drowned Thursday In the 
Potomac River near Three Sister 
Islands. 

Mrs. Dawson, It !m •atst^, was 
teaching her husband^to awlm. Al- 
though she succeeded in gftting him 
to the surface after he was In diffi- 
culty, she had to release her hold 
because of her husband's weight and 
his frantic efforts to save himself. 

Dawson's body was soon after re- 
covered, and although a pulmotor 
was used, life waie extinct. 

The local 'coroner issued a cer- 
tificate of accidental death. "^ 

The Dawsons had been camping 
on the river bank near where the 
tragedy took place. 



BLAISDELL GOES WEST 



Leaves Trade Paper to Associate 
With Ray Johnson 



George Blalsdell, editor of "The 
Bxhlbitors' Trade Review," re- 
signed last week and left Sunday 
for the coast as production repre- 
sentative of Ray Johnson. 

Johnson Is floating a new inde- 
pendent market plan. He lined up 
some product for the coming sea 
son, refusing, however, to disclose 
at this time exactly what producers 
he has affiliated with his organiza- 
tion. 

Blalsdell was tendered a farewell 
luncheon at Keen's, on Forty-fourth 
street, Friday afternoon, at which 
all of his trade paper associates as 
well as a number of the producers 
and their representatives were 
present. The retiring editor was 
presented with a wrist watch as a 
farewell gift. 



The/ New Tork Exchange of Fa- 
mous Players-Laaky started on a 
2<-w^k quota on the . product It 
is handling. Including the new Fa- 
mous Forty productions. It medns 
that the exchan^ will have to 
tun^ over business amounting to 
$6,800 a week, or $176,800 for the 
entire period. Some of the men on 
the sales force maintain the prices 
they are compelled to hold out for 
on the new product is going to 
make It hard to close contracts. 

On the oth%r hand on the final 
17 pictures of the last series sales 
are being closed al a flKure which 
would seem to indicate that in their 
desire to get bv.siness, some fairly 
cheap prices are being quoted. 

The contract closed late last 
week for the Yoat circuit in New 
Tork City, which takes In eight 
houses (Chelsea, Chaloner, Amphlon, 
Royal, 34th Street, Regent, Dyck- 
man and Superior) give all of 
those theatres first run in their 
respective teriltories, was said to 
have been at $5,000. This means 
that the circuit, which usually plays 
the pictures two'ait^ three days each, 
making an average of from l( to 
20 days per picture. Is i^ettlng the 
product at about $300 each, or about 
$17 a day for each play date of the 
films. 

On this contract the Tost houses 
are given protection against all of 
the houses In the Consolidated cir- 
cuit, which. In spots, conflicts with 
the Tost controlled string. 



Pat Wilson, for long a member 
of the Stoll vaudeville staff and now 
one of the firm's picture producers, 
after a period of apprenticeship to 
Hugh Crolse, Is making "a series of 
"Thrilling Story" two-reelers for 
the firm. 



Several members of the- Fox Film 
Qompany unit making Gilbert 
Frankau's "Gerald Cranston's Lady" 
have arrived here and been making 
acenex at the Croydon Aerodrome. 



The Stoll picture, "The Crime of 
Conatable Kelly," haa been re- 
christened "A Romance of Mayfair." 
Henry Victor and Betty Falre play 
the leading roles,, while the produc- 
tion la 'In the hands of Thomas 
Bentley. 



The - 1. B. Davidson company is 
producing "The Diamond Man," 
with Arthur Wontner in the lead- 
ing male part. He is supported by 
Mary O'dette, Gertrude McCoy and 
George Turner. The producer is 
Arthur Rooke. 



BRONX BUY - IN 



A deal has ]ust been made 
whereby the Suchman-Rosenthal 
Interest which control the Blen- 
heim, Webster, Benson ana Golden 
Rule theatres in the Bronx. New 
Tork, have bought in on the Jol- 
son & Goldsmith houses (Crescent, 
Belmont and Melrose) also in the 
Bronx. 

Most of the picture booking for 
all these houses now falls upon the 
shoulders of Jack Rosenthal. JOIson 
& Goldsmith still retain a financial 
interest, but the policy of the the- 
atres win be determined by the 
Suchman A Rosenthal offlcea 

Suchman & Rocenthal will con- 
trol the new Van Ness .theatre, 
seating 1,400, now building in the 
upper part of the Bronx • 



SARRE HOUSES CLOSD' 
PROTEST ON mATHiii 

Owners Shut Film Theatres' In ;! 

Occupied Territory^"Apres 1 

L'Amour" for Caumont i 1 



Paris, July 28. i 

"l/Bcran." official organ «C th« « J 

French exhibitors, reporU the clh« | 

ema halla in the Barre (occupied, 

territory) timrf boon clostd by tho 

ownera a« a protwt at the exceaalr* 
entertainment ta.<«a levied. 

Maurice Ctaampreuz, aon-in-law 
pf Liouia Fentllade, haa commenced 
producing the rcreen version of p. % 
Wolff and H. Duwrnois' comedy ^ 
"Apres I'Amour." played at the ' 
Theatre du Vaudeville here last 
season. Andre Nox holds the part - v 
crci.ted in the play by Lucien Oui^ * 
try, supported by Blanche/ Mont«l, 
Jeanne ProVoet and Germ'aine By. 
The picture Is being made on behalf < 
of Gaumont. | 

Ik. Feulllade has recovered from 
his recent illness and is back at the 
studios. He will commence work 
on "Bibl la Puree" with Biscot in 
August Thia comic film 1%. to be 
ra|jKta«d in December. 



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FOX'S CHI LEASE 

Purehasea from Ascher Broa. 4 
Long Term— $83,000 for Option 



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The new Stoll picture featuring 
Matheson Lang la entitled "The 
White Slipper." Joan Lockton, a 
recruit from musical comedy and 
Daly's theatre, is playing opposite. 



SCHOOL OPERATORS LEAVE 



Many Expectant Stars Remain 
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. CO-STASSmO lOBS DEYOBE 

Loo Angelea, Aug. 6. 

Dorothy Devore, who recently de- 
serted the comedy ranks for the 
dramatic picture field, has been 
placed under a long-term contract 
by Warner Bror. 

Sho is to be co-starred with Matt 
Mooro In "The Narrow Street," 
Which William Beaudlne will di- 
rect 



Chicago, Aug. 6. 

H. W. Rogers and a Miss Lovett, 
who operated a school for ambitions 
embryos of the silver screen under 
the name of the Universal Film 
Company, left town and about 300 
prospective picture stars behind. 

The school was loc.ited In the rear 
of a gymnanlum. When the instruc- 
tor and his assistant failed to ap- 
pear for a couple of days an inves; 
tigatlon waa atarted. 

All tha evidence found waa a note 
aaylng: "The whole thing Is off and 
I've been ordered back to the coast. 
Tou'll hear from me later." 



11,200 BING MESS 

Los Angeles, Aug. 6. 

Declaring that ahe'had refused 
to return to him a dlamopd ring 
valued at $1,200, William Roedy, a 
jeweler, filed suit In the Superior 
Court against Beatrice Mayer, 
known * as Betty May,^ screen 
actress, asking that she be com- 
pelled to return the ring or pay 
for It. 

According to the complaint, the 
ring was originally given to Frank 
Mayo on memorandum, and he 
loaned it to Miss May, who refused 
to return it to him or Roedy when 
demands were madi^ ' 



HABOLD LL07D DUE EAST 

Harold Lloyd expects to land In 
New Tork from his Hollywood 
studios In about 10 days for a pleas- 
ure trip. 

He haa Just finished "Hubby" thai 
may be released In October. 



Chicago, Aug. 6. 

Fox has bought the lease held by 
the Ascher Bros, on Washington ■'* 
street for the building of a new the- ^ 
atre. The present location la just j 
15 feet off the main thoroughfare .^^ 
and Is far more auitable than tno 
location of the present Fox theatre, 
Monroe. Fox paid $63,000 for the 
option, which has been extended uu' 
til. Oct 15. 

Owing to the existing leases it la 
announced the neW Fox theatre will 
not go under construction until 
next fall or early In the spring of 
1925. 

It calls for a rental ff $70,000 an< 
nually for the first five years: $78.« 
500 for the next five, and $85,000 pef 
anntun for the remaining 89 years. 



COFTBOL SOUTH SIDE, CHI 

•^ Chicago. Aug. 6. 

Jamea K. Cooden and AndraW ' 
Kartas have added the Shakesphero 
and Julian to their string of local 
picture theatres. 

Thia syndicate Is practically con- 
trolling the smaller housea on the 
aouth aide, having bought 12 in tha 
past four montha. 



"XESSALmA" AT CAMEO 

"Messalina," an Italian picture, 
about which little is known here, 
will follow the Lloyd picture at the 
Cameo. 



MOVIE MEETING 



Chicago, Aug. t. Ittons, will gather here Aug. 14-15. 
The larger movie theatres in the The nature of the meeting has not 
tid-weat,' who engage In preHfvt:^-i|been (|isclosed. , .■ , . 



BOUTINO ACTS DT COMBIHE 

Chicago, Aug. 5. 

Ace Berry, manager of the Circle 
Theatre in Indianapolis, Is beading 
a definite movement 'or picture the- 
atre owners to practically have their 
own booking offices for the purpose 
of routing acta and preaentatlona. - 

A meeting will be called next 
week in thia city, with those prom- 
ialng to attend llating Abe Flnkel- 
ateln, Rubin A. Blancke of Des 
Moinea; Manny Marcus, Fort 
Wayne; Balaban and Kats, Chicago; 
Skouras Brothers, St Louis; Kunsky 
Brothers, Detroit. 



20 ROAD SHOWS OF 2 SUPERS 
GOING OUT WITHIN MOmn 



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''Commandments** and ''ThieT? Covering Country 
Territory Allotted — Erlanger-Booked and Still 
Playing in New York 



ELSIE'S SECOHD TERM 

Los Angelea, Aug. 6. 

ESlaie Dringka. picture actress, 
who Juat completed serving a three 
months term on conviction of 
forgery, was returned here and 
pleaded guilty to another charge of 
forgery before Superior Court Judge 
Arthur Keetch. She will be sen- 
tenced Aug. 11. 

The preaent charge says that 
while employed by the Wlimot Film 
Company, Elsie forged the name of 
her employers to four checks 
amounting to fl20. ... '. 



The road ahowa of big pictures 
are readying. Within the . next 
month aome 20 companies of two 
super pictures will go on tour. They 
are "The Ten Comn>andmenta" and 
"The Thief of Bagdad." both booked 
through the Erlanger office. 

"The Ten Commandments" fin- 
ishes a nine months' run at the 
Cohan, New Tork, Aug. 24, and the 
next day moves to the Criterion, 
following "Dorothy Vernon," to con* 
tlnue Its run on Broadway. 

About the saiAe time the road 
tours of I'O companies of the film 
apectacle will get under way. 

The list of the opening of the road 
tours Is as follows: Vancouver. B. 
C, Aug. 4, the co|^pany to play the 
season out in Western Canada and 
the American Northwest cities; 
Long Beach, Cal., Aug. 24, the com- 
pany to play California -and the 
Southwest, Including Colorado and 
Utah; Patchogue, L. I., Aug. 24, the 
company going from there to Pitts- 
burgh for a run; Logansport, Ind., 
Aug. 22, jumping from there to Kan- 
sas City ^d St. I^ouia for special 
engagements and continuing the 
balance of the season fn the prin- 
cipal cities 01 the Middle West; 
MassiUon, Ohio, Aug, 25, following 
with Columbus, Cincinnati. Dayton 
and Indianapolis and that Imme- 
diate territory; Asbury Park Aug 



18, wnh Cleveland and Buffalo to 
follow for runs in each of those 
cities; Patersoui N. J., Aug. 25, 
thence to Detroit for a run ; Newark, 
N. J., Aug. 26, with Washington and 
Baltimore to follow for a run; At- 
lanta, Oa., Sept. 1, with a tour of 
the South to follow. 

The eastern Canadian organiza- 
tion will open at Toronto Aug. 21, 
and after playing the Canadian citlea 
will awing Into New fSfigland. 

The general belief la that "The 
Ten Commandmenta" will during 
the coming aeaaon not only chal- 
lenge the record that "The Covered 
Wagon" achieved laat aeaaon, but 
lop the figures which that attraction 
brought to the Pox office. 

In the case of "The Thief of Bag- 
dad," in addition to the runs now 
under way in New .Tork, PhlladeW 
phia, Boston and Hollywood, ther«: 
are also to be ten touring com pa*; 
nies. Tho opening points for eighir 
of these are Pittsburgh, San Fran- 
claoo, Chicago, Waterbury, Cincin- 
nati, St Louis, Ashv'.lle and Seattlft. 

The dlrectio of the tours of "The 
Ten Commandments" for Paramount 
will be under the direction of J. J« 
McCarthy and Theodore Mitchell, 
while Harry D. Buckley, general 
manager for Douglas Fairbanks, 
will direct the bookings of "The 
Thief of BAgOta^" ,. , . 



Wednesday, August 6, 1924 



PICTURES 



VARIETY 



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EQUITY'S STANDARD FORM 
OF CONTRACT HANDED TO 
HAYS UPON LEAVING L A. 



Pictures' ''Dictator" Had Conference with Equity's 
Representative, Wedgwood Nowell — Hays 
Promised to Read Proposed Agreement and Con- 
fer Over It During I^all — Second Conference on 
Same Subject 



MANY CLAIMS MADE 



Los Angeles, Aug. S. 

Will Hays, following a conference 
with Wedgwood Nowell, representa- 
tive for Equity here, was handed a 
tentative form of contract which 
Equity would like to have the mem- 
bers of the Association of Motion 
Picture Producers use with the 
actors they engage. Hays, upon re- 
ceiving the contract, stated that he 
would give the matter thought on 
the' way east and then go into it 
with both producers and Ekiuity this 
fall. 

The conference which Hays held 
here with Nowell was the second 
one held on a visit to Los Angeles 
by the "dictator," the first one hav- 
ing been held at the hom« of Jesse 
Irfisky on July 27, 1922. At that 
time Hays and Lasky received the 
actors' committee, which consisted 
of Mrs. Theodore Roberts, chair- 
man; Wedgwood Nowell. secretary 
and spokesman; J. Frank Glendon, 
Tully Marshall. Ralph Lewis and De 
Witt C. Jennings. l)urlng this con- 
ference various suggestions of work- 
ing: conditions In the studio were 
brr.i: lit up, with Hays at the con- 
clu.sion declaring that he would see 
that certain changes were brought 
about. Lasky made several sugges- 
tions for remedies at the time with 
Hays, declaring that he would later 
take up the matter In detail with 
the Equity ofRcials In New York. 
Early Work Hour 

Among some of the things objected 
to at the first meeting, and which 
were again discussed by Hays and 
Nowell. was the problem of calling 
actors to b« on the set at 9 a. m. 
ready for work, regardless of 
Whether they were needed or not 
lit was shown to Hays that in some 
Instances these actors were not 
tailed upon for their scenes until 
late In the afternoon, and In some 
ttases not for three days. Claims 
were made that it was not fair to 
producer or actor to do° this, 4a their 
knake-up would wear off In the wait- 
ing period, and that their clothes 
would not look fresh and neat 

Another matter complained oft 
.Was the hasardous risks that some 
tlirectora compelled other actors, 
than stars, to take in the making of 
K picture. It was stated the stars 
had doubles whllt the other prln- 
)eipal players had to take chance 
with life or limb, whether they 
wanted to or not, for fear that the 
directors would not use them in the 
Suture. 

One example pointed out was 
Where an actor was doing a scene 
ton board ship and without yrarnlng 
' an unlimited quantity of water was 
turned on him. The aetor, having 
keen unaware, was frightened at the 
time and left the set for a state- 
room to change clothes. The assist- 
ant director came down and said 
they would have to make a "re- 
take." The actor replied that he 
would quit rather than do that. The 
retake was not made. 

Reckless Examples 

It was also shown where, with- 
out warning, directors would set oft 
explosives in back of actors and 
'righten them almost to death. An- 
other example was \yhere a director, 
now dead, called a mob of extras for 
* scene in which horses were to be 
used. It is claimed the horses had 
not been fed in two days, and when 
men and women got on them the 
horses became unmanageable and 
made wild dashes down a hill, hurl- 
'ng their mounts from their backs 
and injuring quite a nuftiber. 

Still another instance was wliere 
a director had a mob scene and 
wanted the men to make everything 
realistic. The men were told to 
charge the vUlage anfl do anything 
they wanted with the wom«ri ta 
make the scene real. One of the 

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DICKTALMADGE 
BADLY HURT 



Los Angeles, Aug. 5. 

Richard Talmadge was seriously 
Injured yesterday while working on 
"Stepping Lively" (Robertson-Cole) 
and was rushed to the Hollywood 
Hospital. It was said there several 
vertebrae in his back were fractured 
and he may, possibly, have broken 
his neck. X-ray pictures are being 
taken today to determine the exact 
extent of his injuries. 

The accident occurred when Tal- 
madge, running to meet an on-com- 
ing automobile, dove between the 
top of the car and the door, crashed 
against the opposite side of the ma- 
chine and fell back unconscious. 



Charles Westcott, Actor 

And Heir, Indicted 

Los Angeles, Aug. 5. 

Charles Westcott, picture actor, 
reputed to be heir to a )125,000 
estate in Iowa, was indicted by the 
grand jury on charges of attack- 
ing Betty Rorlson and Olive Fern 
Elliott Jan. 13 and Jan. It. West- 
cott was recently taken Into cus- 
tody at Manchester, la. after having 
defaulted ball of )8,000 to stand trial 
here for the attacks. He was re- 
leased at Manchester on h. writ of 
habeas corpus and disappeared. 

St>perlor Court Judge Charles 
Crail, to whom the Indictment was 
returned, flxed bail at $50,000 when 
Westcott is apprehended. 

Shortly after the arrest of West- 
cott upon the Elliott girl's com- 
plaint George Lenhart, a picture 
actor, was arrested after he had of- 
fered her $500 to throw the blame 
on another man and exonerate 
Westcott Lenhart later pleaded 
guilty to the charge and was sen- 
tenced to six months In the county 
Jail. 



OPTIONS ON STARS 



U Has Pauline Fredericks and 
May McAvoy Under Contract 



The Universal has changed the 
working title of Pauline Fredericks' 
picture, "Clinging Fingers," to 
"Smouldering Fires." This film is 
being directed by Clarence Brown. 

Miss Fredericks is only contracted 
for one picture for the U, although 
It is understood that it has an op- 
tion on her services for another. 

This also holds true of May Mc- 
Avoy's appearance in a new Univer- 
eal, "Jazs Parents," by Richard 
Washburn Child. This picture is 
being directed by William Selter. 

HILLYERS IN MESS 

Lambert and Wife Caught With 
Guns and Booze 

Los Angeles, Aug. B. 

Following a wild automobile ride 
car Fullerton early yesterday morn- 
ing, Lambert Hlllyer, film director, 
his wife, Lucille, and their chauf- 
feur, John Barnes, were arrested 
charged with carrying concealed 
weapons and transporting 10 quarts 
of liquor. 

The arrest followed an altercation 
with a trurk driver, the police find- 
ing revalvers upon the director and 

his wife. , . „ 

The party waji released on bnii 
pending the trial, set foe Thursday 
before Judge Hart at Fullefton, 



MARYM.MrER 

LEAVESLA. 

FUT 



In New York and for 
Good — Marrying? 



Los Angeles, Aug. 5. 

Mary Miles MInter left here Sun- 
day for New York after making a 
reported financial settlement with 
her mother and with the statement 
she'll never return to Los Angeles 
again. 

The general opinion in this sec- 
tion is that Miss MInter will meet 
Dr. Raymond Mixsell, wealthy 
Pasadena physician and said to be 
her fiance, upon his return from 
Europe and that they will marry in 
the east. 



FOX'S CENTRAL POLICY 
OPENING AUGUST 31 



Continuous with ''Man Who 

Came Baoq" as First 

Feature 



The Fox office^ this week ar- 
ranged for the initial presentation 
of "The Man Who Came Back" aa 
the opening attraction of the Cen- 
tral under the new Fox lease, open- 
ing August 31 (Sunday). This is a 
plcturization of Jules EUskert Good- 
man's play, with George O'Brien 
and Dorothy Macknail in the prin- 
cipal role. 

"The Man Who Came Back" will 
remain at the Central indefinitely, 
when Fox will supplant it with "The 
Fool." ■^- 

The Fox policy at the Central will 
b« a continuous policy, with the 
program opening at noon and run-; 
nlng through to 11 p. ra. 

T. C. Leonard, who was with the 
Jane Cowl press forces and also 
handled rrhe Fool," has been en- 
gtiKfA as special press representa- 
tive (or the Central. 



LUCILE JOY MARRYING 

Leighton Craig, English Film Pro- 
ducer, Prospective Bridegroom 



Los Angeles. Aug. S. 

Lucile Joy will marry Leighton 
Craig, London dim producer, who 
arrives In New York from England 
this week. 

It is understood the wedding will 
take place In about 10 days and 
that Craig will produce Alms In this 
city starring his wife. 



Roach Studios Dark for 4 Weeks 

Los Angeles, Aug. B. 
The Hal Roach studios closed 
yesterday and will remain "dark" 
for a period of four weeks. 



Cuba in Uproar 

OYer 1st M\ Fibs 

The Cuban Government has 
banned First National films tem- 
porarily, at least, until the storm 
of protest aroused down there 
over "Cytherea" has subsided. 

It was alleged the plcturiza- 
tion of the Joseph Hergesheimer 
novel defamed and vllllfled Cu- 
ban institutions. Newspapers of 
the island republic are aroused 
over reports thsrt some First Na- 
tional films are being shown In 
violation of the government or- 
der. 

"Mercurlo" recently stated the 
secretary of government If-s or- 
dered an Investigation to learn 
whether the nims of First Na- 
tional in the hands of exhibitors 
and distributors prior to the or- 
der prohibiting their exhibition 
are being shown. "Heraldo de 
Cuba" alleged that they were be- 
ing shown; hence all the up- 
roar. 

"The News," speaking edi- 
torial, neither condemns nor 
praises the film company, but 
mentions "Cytherea" and asks 
what would happen If all moving 
picture films had to be made true 
to life. 

"Sol" calls attention to the fact 
that, in spite of the government's 
declaration that no more First 
National films would be allowed 
In Cuba, one was showing then 
at a Havana house. The paper 
gave the name of the plctujre. 

"Cytherea" was sub-captloned 
"The Goddess of Love." 



A. E. SHAKE-UP 



Sweeping Removals Mac . Saturday 
in Main Offices 



Another quick shake-up In the 
ofllces of the Associated Exhibitors 
Saturday resulted in the elimina- 
tion of Jay Oove as general sales 
manager and supervisor of adver- 
tising and publicity. The latest 
sweep at the Associated removed 
everybody from the payroll with the 
exception of the executive staff: 
Arthur Kane, president; Ray Craw- 
ford, vice-president and treasurer; 
John Ft. Woody, general manager; 
Gabriel Bardet, assistant treasurer. 

One man (Mr. Bohn) was re- 
tained in the contract department, 
and the following secretaries re.r 
main: Beatrice Yuckman (Mr. 
Kane's), and Helen A. Harris (Mr. 
Woody 's). • 

The new change also removes 
Alan Marr, who has been with the 
Associated for a long time, as as- 
sistant to Mr. Woody. 

When Oove Joined the Associated 
in the late spring he was given 
power to hire and Are at will and 
he made some drastic changes, 
charged up to the good of the order. 
Mr. Woody, In going on the road 
to close np deals, left power of 
attorney with Qove to Issue orders 
that should be carried out. 

Associated fs regarded as a sub- 
sfdlxed proposition for Pathe 
through Mr. Pearson of Pathe be- 
ing heavily interested financially In 
Associated. 



"REVELATION" TAKEH OFF 

(Alcago, Aug. 6. 

The Goldwyn feature "Revela- 
tion" which opened at Orchestra 
Halt. July 28, for an indefinite run. 
was taken off unexpectedly Satur- 
day. The picture lasted but eight 
days at this Mlchlgran Boulevard 
house. 

"Her Marriage Vow" opened Sun- 
day. 



Inroads on Neighborhood Theatres 
Made by Downtown Houses in Chi. 

Chicago, Au«. 5. 

The unusual number of large picture theatres operated and under 
construction in Chicago have forced the .smaller ones to shut down. 
In the course of eight years over half of Chicago movie theatres 
have disappeared. 

A recent check up shows that there are 242 picture theatres here, 
with a total seating capacity estimated at 188,739 (or ono seat for 
every 18 Inhabitants). 

The small outlying theatre has suffered considerably through the 
weekly pass issued by the elevated roads entitling the holder to an 
unlimited number of rides. This, combined with the expensive pro- 
grams at the larger picture houses, has had a tendency to take the 
patrons away from the neighborhood. The elevated pass has been 
nn Important factor in the building u|> of buslnes.^, so strong is its 
drawing power that when Balaban and Katz Intended building a 
new theatre pn the North Side they used Influence and obtained 
permission from the railroad company and thV,«lty to build a sta- 
tion half a block from the theatre. 



ANN LUTHER VS. WHITE 
GOES TO COURT BAT 

Actress After $100,000— "Ro-- 



mance and Business" Affair 
with Mining Operator 



Los Angeles, Aug. 5. 

Jack White, millionaire mining 
operator, and Ann Luther, who has 
brought suit for breach of contract 
for $100,000 against him, were wit- 
nesses at the first day's session be- 
fore Judge Valentine here yester- 
day. 

Harry Mount, former buHlnes* 
associate of White, made a deposi- 
tion stating Miss Luther told 'Vhlte 
of her love for Albert Lewis, 
New York broker, which ended un- 
fortunately when Lewis became a 
victim of dope and how, later, 
Lewis was the cause of the dis- 
agreement between Miss Luther and 
White. He also told ' ir he had 
attempted to settle their difference*. 

White was the first witness called 
by the plaintiff and questioned re- 
garding the meeting and subsequent 
events which led to his trip to 
California on the sajne train with 
Miss Luther. The defendant then 
told of Miss Luther's yearning to 
become a picture star and said that 
he had promised to see what he 
could do to help her; that be had 
given her $S,SOO as a means to 
procuring a wardrobe, and her trip 
to this city so she 'could head her 
own company. 

Miss Luther testified that her re- 
lations with White were of a ro- 
mantic and business nature, and 
that he had promised to star her, 
avowing she had witnesses. Includ- 
ing 8yd Chaplin, who would prove ^.^ 
her assertions. . ' i! 

Although both sides have prom- 
ised to keep film personages out 
of the case. It la expected many 
screen luminaries will be called to 
testify before the trial terminates. 



CHAS. RAY SUED 



Loa Angeles, Aug. S. 

Suit for >lf,6S».4S was filed by 
First National Pictures, Inc., against 
Charles Ray in the Superior Court. 
The complaint asserts that a con- 
tract entered into between both 
parties on Jan. tl, 1919, which re- 
sulted in the advancing of $100,000 
to Ray for the production of a pic- 
ture. The money. It la claimed, 
was paid out during February and 
March, 1920, and that the finished 
negative waa delivered by Ray April 
6, 1922. 

The complaint aaserta that Ray 
haa failed to pay Flrat National 
$12,S13.70 due aa intereat on the 
$100,000. Atoo that he owea 
$7,125.71, overpaid to him in royal- 
tiea on "Scrap Iron," »m $74,391.02 
waa paid Inatead of $$7,265.29, the 
amount actually due. 

The contract attached to the^ 
complaint shows that Ray was to 
turn out 12 features between June 
22, 1920. and June 20, 1922. For his 
labors he was to get 60 per cent, 
of the net rental recelpte and a 
bonus of $50,000. The contract also 
provided that Ray had the right to 
insure himself for a sum not to ex- 
ceed $200,000 for the period covered 
by the agreement. 



Career and Gay Life 

For **Freddie** Hawk 

Loa Angeles, Aug. 6. 

Declaring that hla wife preferrei 
a "career" and wild night life to 
the peace and quiet of home, 
Charles E. Roger«, picture actor, 
was granted a divorce on the 
groundif of desertion by Superior 
Court Judge Thompson from Fred- 
erica Gladys Rogers, known on the 
screen as Freddie Hawk. 

UoRers testified that his wife tola 
him he did not know how to d.incc, 
flhe did not like him and lil<eci 
plenty of liquor. 



NORMA'S NEW LEAD 

Wallace MacDonald Opposite 
• in "The Lady" 



Los Angeles, Aug. 5. 
r»oks as though Eugene O'Drien 
Is through as leading man for 
Norma ToJmadge. Wallace Mac- 
Donald has been chosen to piny 
opposite her In "The Lady," which 
Frank Borznge is to direct. 
The first scenes are to be taken 
at the United Studtof Auc. U. 






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VARIETY 



PICTURES 



Wednesday, August 6, 1924 



"MANHANDLED" TO $29,771 AT RIVOU 
IN 2D SPOT ON BROADWAY LAST WEEK 



Capitol with 5,300 SeaU Did $35,825 on "Tess"— 
Rivoli Seats 2,200— Strand Fell Into Third with 
"Single Wives" anl $23,400— New Specials and 
Changes in Broadway House* 



Broadway's wallop last week was 
the business attracted to the Rivoli 
through "Manhandled." Even though 
the figures do not show the highest 
for the street, they are, however, the 
second, and, when taken into com- 
parison with the Capitol's $36,825 
("Teas of the lyUrbervilles"), the 
$29,771 done by "Manhandled" looks 
like a knockout punch, especially as 
the Rivoli seats 2,200, as against the 
6,100 at the Capitol. 

The Strand last week finished third 
In the race, with the First National's 
"Single Wives" as the attraction, 
getting $23,400 on the week. The 
Rlalto failed to show any extraordi- 
nary life with the return of William 
Farnum as a Paramount star with 
his "The Man Who Fights Alone," 
the returns being $12,098. 

Next week at the Cameo will be 
the final one for Harold Lloyd's 
"Girl Shy." the run ending with 11 
weeks to its credit. Iiast week the 
business at the house went up some- 
what, for the Carpentier-Tunney 
pictures were an added attraction. 
Aug. 17, "Fools In the Dark" goes in 
for a week, followed with "Messalina" 
for a run. 

Two Specials This Week 
This week witnessed the advent of 
"liove and Glory," wMch Universal 
put into the Lyric for four weeks, 
and Marion Davies in "Janice Mere- 
dith" at the Cosmopolitan, which has 
been dark since the fiop of "Yolan- 
da" .-it the house. In the spring. Fol- 
lowing the run of the Universal pic- 
ture at the Lyric, Fox will take over 
the house Sept. 1. 

Within the next two weeks there 
Is to be a switch in two of the 
houses on Broadway, as "Dorothy 
Vernon" ends Its run at the Criterion 
Aug. 24, and on the same date "The 
Ten Commandments" finishes at the 
Cohan, moving to the Criterion. The 
latter picture has been at the Cohan 
for nine months, while the Mary 
Pickford production has run for 16 
weeks at the Criterion. 

"Sea Hawk" a Stayer 

The Astor still holds "The Sea 
Hawk," and it looks as though th( 
picture will stay there well into the 
coming season. At the Liberty the 
business of "The Thief of Bagdad" 
fell off last week, and it looks as 
though the current week will be 
about the same, but the picture is to 
remain into the fall season, accord- 
ing to the statements made by the 
Fairbanks executives, who deny that 
they are to leave to make room for 
the advent there of Carroll's "Vani- 
ties" (musical). 

This week "The Covered Wagon" 
opened its first engagement on 
Broadway at regular picture prices, 
and hit the Rivoli with a bang, and 
it looks like a record for two weeks 
there, with the possibility of two 
more at the Rlalto to follow. 

Next week is to witness Rodolph 
Valentino's comeback at the Strand, 
with "Monsieur Beaucalre." Joe 
Plunkett is framing an extraordi- 
nary prolog for the picture, which is 
to go in for three weeks there. 
Estimates for Last Week 

Astor — "The Sea Hawk' (First 
National). <1,13I; $1.66.) Sabatini 
sea spectacle got $12,700. Shows 
profit over rental, advertising and 
running expenses for house and 
looks as though picture certain to 
continue well into coming season. 

Cameo— "(;irl Shy" (Pathe). (549; 
50-85.) Next week 11th and final 
one of picture at this house, where 
it has practically enjoyed n throe 
months' run, getting corking aver- 
iiKe. L.T8t week fight pictures 
added, also remain current week. 
Business $4,010. 

Capitol— "Tess of the Urbervilles" 
(Metro-Goldwyn). (6,300; 50-$1.85.) 
Last week beat previous one by 
about $2,000. "Teas' picture, while 
pronounced generally artistic pro- 
duction anC considered one of best 
Nellan has directed, does not seem 
to have wallop at box office. The 
takings oi" week were $38,826, which 
while showing neat profit over run- 
ning expenses for house is not up 
to average Capitol business. Weekly 
overhead now varies between $27,500 
and $30,000 weekly, according to coat 
•f picture. As an instance of cost. 
W men in orchestra nick salary roll 
for about $7,760, and this week cost 
of show offered exclusive of film 
features is $4,900. , 

Cohan — "The Ten Command- 
ments" (Paramount). (900, $l-$2.) 
Final two weeks at Cohan. On 
Aug. 24 lease on house expires and 
picture moves over following day to 
Criterion, replacing "Dorothy Ver- 
non." In nine months picture has 
been at Cohan it has hung up record 
for receipts. 



$10,000 DETECnVE BILL 
TO SHADOW HUSBAND 



But Mrs. Cronenweth Paid 
Only $1,000 on Account- 
Suit for Balance 



Los Angeles, Aug. 5. 

Mrs. Harriet Cronenweth, wife of 
Herbert Cronenweth, mllllonoire ex- 
ecutive of the Tiflaay studios, was 
named as defendant in a suit filed 
in the Superior Court for $9,000 on 
a charge of breach of contract by 
the Nick Harris Detective Agency. 

According to the complaint, she 
entered Into a contract with the 
agency to have them shadow her 
husband and a woman. The com- 
plaint asserts that the agency de- 
livered 4ts reports, but that she 
only paid $1,000 on account of a 
$10,000 contract. 

Mrs. Cronenweth filed suit for 
divorce against her husband March 
21, in which she charged him with 
cruelty and Inhuman treatment. He 
Is alleged to have told her that he 
lover her no longer and was in love 
with an unnamed woman. 

The Couple were married in De- 
troit, Dec. S, 1904. It is reported 
that recently a reconciliation was 
effected between the couple and 
the suit had been abandoned. 



"HOT WATER," LLOYD'S 

Los Angeles, Aug. 6. 

Harold Lloyd and his brother, 
Gaylord, will leave for New York 
this Friday, taking with them a 
print of the former's latest picture, 
of which the title has been changed 
from "Hubby" to "Hot Water." 

Other departures from this city 
list the Coogan family as having left 
for New York last Saturday, and 
Sidney R. Kent, FamouE. Flayers, 
who left here Sunday. 

Walter Wanger is expected to ar- 
rive at the Lasky studios this 
Wednesday. 



Mrs. Vanderbogert Free; 
Husband "In*' for 50 Years 

Los Angeles, Aug. 6. 

Frances Guinevere Vanderbogert 
was granted a divorce from Fred 
W. Vanderbogert, picture director, 
who is now serving a &0-year term 
in San Quentin for an attack on 
Mildred Constantino last winter. 
There was no appearance made on 
behalf of the defendant , in the 
divorce action. 

Mrs. Vanderbogert testified the 
picture director had tricked her 
and caused her to believe that she 
had been legally oMiried to him in 
1914, whereas, she asserted, it was 
a fake ceremony. They lived to- 
gether as roan and wife afterward 
and have a seven-year-old son. In 
1921, she stated, they were legally 
married in Santa Ana and sepa- 
rated eight days later, after he had 
been cruel to her. 



BLUE RIBBON BRAND 



Grand-Asher Start With 
Value" 



'Market 



Los Angeles, Aug. 6. 

"Her Market Value," adapted 
from the play of Prances Nord- 
strom of Olga Printslau, is the first 
production turned out by the Motion 
Picture Directors' Holding Corpora- 
tion for Grand-Asher release. Work 
was begun this week under the dl- 
r ^tlon of Paul Powell with the cast 
composed of Xgnes Ayres, Anders 
Randolph, Bdward Earle, Hattie 
Harper, Sidney Bracey and Harry 
Myers. 

According to Samuel V. Grand 
the next five pictures to be pro- 
duced will be made by the follow- 
ing directors: W. P. S. Earle, Wal- 
lace Worsley, Roy Clements, Joseph 
Dl Grasse, and Harold Shaw. All 
are to be known as the Blue Rib- 
bon brand of production. 



Franklin Sailing Back Aug. 13 
Harold B. Franklin, director gen- 
eral of the Famous Players the- 
atres, who Is at present in Paris, 
will sail for home Aug. 13. Frank- 
lin has been abroad making a tour 
of England and the Continent In- 
specting the new F.-P. theatre 
properties shortly to be launched 
abroad. 



Haddon Hal!" (Mary Pickford). 
(608; $1.65.) The 16 weeks' engage- 
ment at Criterion will end Aug. 24. 
Business has not been anything ex- 
tra, receipts falling off every week 
from time of opening. Last week 
down to $4,260. 

Liberty— "The Thief of Bagdad" 
(Douglas Fairbanks). (1,234; $1.65- 
$2.) Indications are Fairbanks or- 
ganization will keep picture at Lib- 
erly into coming legitimate season. 
Harry D. Buckley, general manager, 
Issued denial last week that Car- 
roll's "Vanities" was to come Into 
house. Last week picture pulled 
about $11,350. 

Lyric — "Love and Glory" (Uni- 
versal). (1,406; $1,65.) Opened 
Monday night for four weeks prior 
to time Fox takes over house. 

Rialto— "The Man Who Fights 
Alone" (Paramount). (1,960; 60- 
86-90.) First of William Farnum 
starring series marking his return to 
Famous Players-Lasky manage- 
ment. Its reception as far as box 
office concerned not Indicative of 
any great popularity. Returns last 
week were $12,098. about $4,000 bet- 
ter than house did previous week 
with Vitagraph's "Behold This 
Woman." 

Rivoli — "Manhandled" (Para- 
mount). (2,200; 60-85-99.) Gloria 
Swanson certainly showed tremen- 
dous draft last week with this pic- 
ture. With everyone of the regular 
picture houses off on business this 
.star romped under the wire with 
$29,771; result, picture moved to 
Rlalto for current week. 

Strand — "Single Wives" (First 
National). (2,900; 35-65-95.) Strand 
usually second money house ot 
street dropped Into third place last 
with "Single Wives," because heavy 
- . .- _ . tol! Swanson picture took at Rivoli. 

Criterion— "Dorothy Vernon of Strand showed $23,400 on week. 



MEIGR&ir STABTS AUG.' 25 

Lob Angeles, Aug. 5. 

Thomas Meighan left for New 
York accompanied by £ddie Suth- 
erland, his new business manager, 
la: . week. On his arrival Meighan 
will ready himself for the leading 
role in "Tongues of Flame." 

Work is due to start at the 
Famous Players' Long Island 
studio Aug. 25. 



3 HOUSES ABOVE $20,000 
IN L A. LAST WEEK 



Metropolitan Leads with $28,- 

200--"Thief" Still Surprises 

at $25,829— "Arab" Drew 



"AGE OF INNOCEHCE" ON FHH 

One of the first of the Pulitzer 
prize novels to bo screened will be 
Edith Wharton's "Age of Inno- 
cence," which won the reward In 
1922. ^ 

Warner Brothers have chosen 
Olga Printzlau to write the scenario 
and Wesley Ruggles to direct the 
production, which has not been cast 
yet. 



Los Angeles, Aug. 6. 

"The Arab" at Loew's State 
seemed to be the biggest among the 
downtown attractions last week. 
With Alice Terry and Ramon No- 
varro in the leads it drew from the 
start. 

Though everyone was preparing 
for greater movie season, which be- 
gan Friday, the first run houses 
seemed to keep up the pact of the 
previous week, which was the be- 
ginning of the recupej-ation period. 

Rather surprislnif is the manner 
in which "The Thief of Ilagdad" is 
holding up at the Egyptian. This 
picture is doing better in the cor- 
responding weeks of its run than 
did its predecessors nt this house. 
Jackie Coogan In "Little Robinson 
Crusoe" drew better on the matinees 
than at night in the California, with 
the business being much better there 
than It had been for the past few 
months. 

"Little Johnny Jones." a second 
run at Miller's, missed fire and was 
pulled out at the end of the week 
for "Little Rubinson Crusoe." which 
opened for two weeks Saturday. 
The Forum, with "The Butterfly" 
and another change of directing 
heads on the second week, was a bit 
nhe.Td of the business of the opening 
week. 

E.stlmates for last week: 

California — "Little Robinson 
Crusoe" (Metro). (2,000; 25-86.) 
Jackie Coogan's latest, handled in 
extraordinary fashion by house from 
publicity standpoint, got fairly good 
reception from press. Matinee at- 
tendance heaviest. $12,000. 

Million Dollar— "The Covered Wa- 
con" (Paramount). (?.S0O: 25-65.) 
With announcement of final weeks 
took spurt in seventh week. $12,500. 

Metropolitan— "Fools In the Dark" 
(P. B. O.). (3.700; 25-65.) Aug- 
mented by bathing pnpeant. picture 
held even ha.iis with previous at- 
tniftlon. $28 200. 

Egyptian— "The Thief of Bagdad" 
(Douglas Fairbanks). (1.800; 50- 
1.65.) Playing to almost eap.aclty at 
nil performances. Seems to have 
repistered unusually well. $25,829. 

Mission — "A Woman Who Sinned" 
(900; 35-1.10). Return to first rwn 
policy put new lease cff life on house. 
$6,900. 

Loew's State— "The Arab" (First 
National). (2,400; 35-86.) Another 
Rex Ingram production, oft to big 
start. $20,100. 

Criterion— "The Sea Hawk" (First 
National). (1,600; 60-1.10.) Dropped 
oft bit on previous week, but with 
greater nuivie season starting man- 
agement began another heavy ex- 
ploitation and advertising campaign. 
$12,961. 

Forum — "Butterfly (Universal). 
(1,800; 50-1.10). No world record 
broken by this Universal, which 
seems to please. $6,000. 

Miller's— "Little Johnny Jones" 
(Warner Bros). (900; 26-76.) Sec- 
ond run hardly strong enough at 
prices to attract heavily, especially 
in location of this house. $3,300. 

Cameo — "The Signal Tower" 
(Universal). (900; 85-50.) Got off 
to big business on opening, both 
picture ond house under Universal 
m.nnagement Friday night. Looks 
as though will hold en for consider- 
able period. $2,150. 



$13,000 LAST, JAZZ WEEK, AT 
FOX'S, PHULY, IN TERRIHC HEAT 



Stanley Slid OfiF to $23,000— "Men," at Stanton, 
Did Only $8,000 — Pictures Placed to Open 
New Season 



Philadelphia, Aug. 6. 

Again it was a break in the 
weather that kept the film grosses 
from tumbling too badly last week. 
At least two houses reported tidy 
profit for the week. The lucky the- 
atres were the Stanley and Fox, the 
tatter's record being the more notable 
in view of its recent bad attendance. 

"The Bedroom Window," at the 
Karlton, had fine notices, but the 
response at the box office was slow, 
due to tho great heat. 

This week's film attractions In- 
clude "The Enemy Sex" at tho 
Stanley; "Manhandled" at the Stan- 
ton; "Babbitt," Karlton; "Wander- 
ing Husbands," Fox; 'Son of the 
Sahara," Victoria, and "Women 
Who Give," Palace. 

"Monsieur Beaucalre" Is due at 
the Stanley in all probability Aug. 
18, while "The Covered Wagon" 



as a film house Aug. 25, and "The 
Sea Hawk" reopens the Aldine after 
the summer Aug. 31. 

Kstimates for last week: 

Stanley — "Cytherea" (First Na- 
tional). Picture pretty well liked 
and gained through advance herald- 
ing, but absence of Brown Brothers 
hurt, and gross of $23,000 result. 
Considering heat, etc., week's busi- 
ness good. (4,000; 46-76.) 

Stanton— "Men" (Paramount, 2d 
week). Didn't hold up very well, 
news of censor's cuts leAklng out 
through word of mouth. $8,000 
marked $1,500 loss, (1,700; 45-75.) 

Fox — 'Racing Luck." Bill called 
"J:\zz Carnival, " and went like wild- 
fire. Proved city still crazy about 
jazz by grossing almost $13,000 for 
week, best house has done since 
spring. (3,000; 99.) 

Karlton— "The Bedroom Window" 
(Paramount). Very well lihed, but 
extreme heat mitigated against 
bigger gross. Beat $3,000, best at 



opens the Globe (formerly vaude), house In several weeks. (1,100; CO.) 



GRAF GAVE FURS 
AS PRESENTS 
TDHTRAS' 



Warrants for Directors of 

Max Graf Co. — ;War- 

rant for Graf 



San Francisco, Aug. 5. 

J5an Francisco is In the throes of 
its own private movie "scandal'* 
following the airing of diisenslon 
among the stockholders of the Max 
Graf Productions. Charges have 
been hurled by one side and 
promptly hurled back by the other. 

As a result warrants have been 
issued for the arrest of , Graf ana a 
half dozen of the oflflcials of the 
organization/ and a former extra 
girl in one of the Graf productions 
has been dragged into the case as 
the "Cherie la Femme." 

The row "broke" when Max Graf 
appealed to Police Judge Joseph 
Golden for warrants for the arrest 
of five officials of th« Max OraC 
Productions Co, alleging they had 
forced him to surrender $100,000 
worth of stock in his own company, 
relinquish his contract calling for 
$300 a week salary an4 to give up 
his automobile. The officials, all 
directors, for whom warrants were 
asked were: 

Albert Casper, banker. 

Leon Roy, merchant. 

Harry Lapidaire, druggist. 

George l7ewman, realtor. 

J. Hesser Walraven, publicity 
agent. 

The warrants were issued and the 
five were booked on charges of ex- 
tortion. They put up bail, obtained 
their release and promptly ob- 
taied a warrant, for Graf's arrest 
on two charges o^ embezzlement. 
Graf also put up ball and now the 
case is waiting to be thrashed out 
in the police court. 

Favored "Extra" Girl 

The warrant for Grafs arrest was 
based upon alegations that he 
showered expensive furs and furni- 
ture upon Leonore Casanova, 
former extra girl in the Graf pro- 
ductions, and charged the gifts to 
the company. The directors put a 
sleuth on the case, sending him to 
Miss Casanova's lavishly furnished 
apartment to find out where she 
got all the finery and lovely clothes. 

"Where did I get them?" the ex': 
tra girl is reported to have said to 
the sleuth. "Why, Max Graf gave 
them to me and the company paid 
for them." 

The d'irectors also allege that In 
Grafs own home there are expen- 
sive furs and high-priced furniture 
paid for out of the film company's 
funds. 

In answer to this Attorney B3d- 
ward Cunha, representing Graf, 
said: 

"Usual in Film Business" 

"Tes, Graf did give Miss Casa- 
nova certain articles of clothing 
and furniture that belonged to the 
company, but It was an usual pro- 
cedure in the moAe business. The 
directors themselves approved sev- 
eral gifts to this girl and others. 
Things thot were no good for movie' 
use always went to m.embers of the 
company as gifts. It helped build 
up the morale of the company. As 
for the directors, they are guilty 
-of extortion, and all of these 
charges are merely an effort to con- 
ceal their own troubled condition." 

In the warrant obtained by the 
directors for Grafs arrest he is 
charged specifically with the em- 
bezzlement of furs that his wife 
wore and with certain articles of 
furniture in his own riome. It is 
charged he disguised the vouchers 
so that the furniture bill read: 
"Material and •■epairs to set No. 
16," and that the fur bill was car- 
ried as "furs burnt on the set." 
Gr«rs Sale 

So much for the grievances of 
the directors. Here Is what Graf 
says they did to him: 

This summer he was recalled 
from New York by a telegram dis- 
patched by the directors, two of 
whom met him at the depot and 
escorted him ■ to the company's 
offices. 

Upon their arrival he says ho 
was confronted by the other di- 
rectors and five private detectives. 
After accusing *lm of lavishly ex- 
pending the company's money for 
fur Coals and other gifts upon his 
women friends, he declared they 
(Continued on pago 63) 



Wednesday, Augut 6, 1924. 




PICTURES 



VARIETY 



tl 



WIVES,'' $23,m LED 
'^IDE SHOW OF LiE" $21000 



•»■'>■ 



;|o»e Race in Frisco Last Week — "Shadow of Ea»t,*' 
Third, #ith $16,000— "Covered Wagon," Second 
Week, $13,000— Also Runs 



San Franclacw. Aug. 6. 
Miere were hardly any outslandlng 
ture Jn the downtown picture 
ica last week with the possible 
_jptlon of the Warfleld pterlrig 
rinne Griffith In 'Single Wives." 
ji one opened with a bang Urst 
days and kept up a *eaTy at- 

^"callforn'a with "The Shadow 
The East- and "HoW Ybur 
P^th" a full-iength Christie com- 
iT with Doi'othy Devore.and the 
inada screening. "The SMesbow 
IJfe," with Ernest Torrence fea- 
red got but an average week, 
ick'of names thatimean a drag at 
box office hurt the California 
-Alness, and the Granada's low 
erage was probably due to lack 
I appeal In film. The Granada's 
Lge act also was below Rar in ap- 

FThe Imperial with "The Covered 
'agon." held over a second, kept up. 
eraglng well with the opening 
ven days. The attendance during 
a run of "The Covered Wagon" 
m nearly a recprd for this house. 
Ihe Strand screened "Another 
;«iidal." with Lois WHaon, b»^ did 
lily fairly, while the Cameo with 
Pagan Passions." featuring Rose- 
bry Theby, was lighter titan usual. 
I Estimates for Last Week 
California— "The Shadow of the 
ist." Mildred Harris; "Hold Your 
th," Dorothy Devore. 21400; 
10.) Opening about average, 
th week little lighter than nor- 
U. Nothing particularly alluring 
either feature. |1((,000. 
Oranada — "The Sideshow of Life." 
est Torrence. (2.840; 65-SO.) 
intalned about average pace. 
• 8t»ge act, "Spain," with Paul 
ih and His Synco Symphonlsts, 
ily fair $22,000. 
! Imperial — "The Covered Wagon." 
|4M; 55-90.) Second week hold- 
hup. $13,000. 

iWarfield — "Single Wives." Corlnne 
■fflth (2,800: 6S->0.) Smashing 
■ opening, with heavy patronage 
^ough week. $23,000. 
.Strand — "Another Scandal," Lote 
Wson. (1,700; 20-40.) Thla one 
Bind but light opening and fair 
■tendance through week. $6,000. 
[CaiMO— "Pagan Passions," Rose- 
lary Theby. (900; »6-60.) Hit pace 
htly below normal from brin- 
ing and showed little pick-up. 
,000. 



SEASONAL OtOSSES IN 
BALTIMORE LAST WEEK 



Rivoli with Band Kept Up 

Despite Heat— "Gaiety Girl" 

Did $10,000 at Century 



I0& XEIOHAI nr HEW TOSK 

^Thomas Meighan arrived in New 
fork yesterday from the coast 
rhere he completed the Aiming of 

trhe Alaskan." He went Imme- 
tely to his new home in Great 
:k, Ij. 1., for a short rest before 
Nrtlng work at the Paramount 
»ng Island studio on "Tongues of 
™»e,- Peter Clarke Macfarlane's 
»j|t story, which Joseph Henabery 
rlM direct. 



DIAMEE LEAVnrO ¥. B. 0. 

J-onls P. Kramer has resigned as 

^ral press representative for the 

B. O. and after August 16 wlU be 

"oclated with the Thos| H. Ince 

Jwnisatlon. Kramer made an «*- 

pble record for himself in connec- 

N with Mrs. Wallace Reld's per- 

w»l appearance in conjunction 

Wn her picture. "Human Wreck - 



Baltimore, Aug. 6. ' 

Business in Baltimore picture 
houses started last week most en- 
couragingly, but with the equatorial 
temperature of mid-week box-office 
grosses wilted noticeably. Moat 
houses concluded the weqk with re- 
ceipts satisfactory for early August. 

Outstanding was the RlvoU 
(house, not .film). Business regis- 
tered around capacity regardless. 

The new and enlarged orchestra 
In the dugout at the big Century 
went on duty Monday afternoon. 
George Wild replaced Frank Rehsen 
as conductor. Rehsen goes to New 
fork as musical arranger for oiy 
of the larg<i picture producing com- 
panies. 

Estimates for last week: 

Rivoli (2,250; 25-75) — "A Self- 
Made Failure." Film eclipsed War- 
Ing's Pennsylvanians as draw. 

Century (3.300; 25-75) — "The 
Gaiety Girl." Typical popular Eng- 
lish story.. Business picked up from 
previous week and grossed $10,000. 

New (1.800; 25-50) — "Another 
Scandal." So-so as picture, but title 
box-office asset. In better season 
perhaps would have drawn heavily. 
Enabled house to show Increase 
over previous week and registered 
about $8,000. 

Hippodroms (3,200) — "Sinner or 
Saint' and vaudeville. Oft first half 
but picked up later. Al>out $S,500. 

Garden (3,100) — "Romance Ranch" 
and vaudeville. Typical "western." 
About $8,500. 

Parkway (1.200)— "His Forgotten 
Wife." Conventional story. Sea- 
sonal average, $3,000. 

Metropolitan (1,600)— "The Re- 
jected Woman." Average seasonal 
takings. • 

This Week 

Century, "The Reckless Age"; 
Rivoli, "For Sale"; New. "The Sig- 
nal Tower"; Parkway, "Drums of 
Jeopardy"; Hippodrome, "Venus of 
the South Seas"; Garden, "The 
Temple of Venus"; Metropolitan, 
'Behold This Woman." 



LOAFED AT CAFE 



Citjf Fathers of Long Beach Net 
en Jeb 



Los Angeles. Aug. %. 

A secret conference of the Long 
Beach City Council last Friday 
night, at which the question of 
censorship of pictures, road shows 
and vaudeville acU was to have 
been thrashed out between the city 
fathers, representatives Of churches 
and local theatre managers did not 
materialise. The memt>ers of the 
council at the last moment decided 
to spend the evening at a Long 
Beach cafe. 

It was decided Saturday to put 
the conference over until early thi»' 
week. Opposition to the proposed 
censorship has developed and the 
Chamber of Commerce has gone on 
record as beins solidly opposed to 
censorship of pictures. 



UNIONSCAUSDiCREASED 
BY K.C FILM. HOUSES 



Agreement Reached Late Sat- 
urday on Compromise 



100,000 WATCHED 
4-MILE PARADE 



Kansas City, Aug, 6. 

The past week was strenuous for 
the picture theatre managers. Not 
until a late hour Saturday night 
was the matter settled, when the 
unions and managers came to a 
compronolse. The straw that c^me 
near breaking things was the de- 
mand of the musicians for a $10 
per man increase all along the line. 
The stagehands had made a de- 
mand for an $8 increase. After a 
two weeks' series of conferences, 
that body had accepted a compro- 
mise of $5 per man. The musicians, 
however, held out for their $10 and 
the managers had announced they 
wouMcnot an4 could not pay it. 

Tbe $10' Increase in the scale, 
which would have made the mini- 
mum $60 per man, did not amount 
to much' as far as the managers 
were concerned, as all were paying 
practically every man in their pits 
sums over the scale, but they in- 
sisted that the men so favored 
would want the addlUonal $10 added 
to their already above-f]»e-scale 
salary. 

The Newman management operat- 
ing the Newman and Royal theatres 
held out against the $10 demand af 
the musicians until late Saturday 
night, when they offerM to pay $5 
additional, making the minimum 
scale |5( a week, and the union 
accepted. 

The picture houses were the only 
theatres affected, other bouses hav- 
ing granted raises last season. 

Estimates for last week: 

Mainstreet— "Single Wives" (First 
National). (3,400; »-S0.> Five acts 
in addition. $12,000. 

Liberty — "Hold Tour 
(Producers' Dist. Corp.). 
45.60.) Business badly off. 
around $3,600. 

Newman — "Wanderer 
Wasteland" (Paramount). 
40-50.) About $11,000. 

Royal — "Being Respectable" (War- 
ner Brothers). (8*0; SB-60.) Royal 
Syndopators only featur« In addi- 
tion. Clicked near $4,e00. 

First runs at the vaudeville 
houses: "The Yankee Consul." 
Globe; "The Eternal Struggle," 
Pantages. 



'Greater Movie Season'*" 

Running SUirl on 

Coast 



Lios Angeles, Aug. B. 
Greater Movie Season was ushered 
in 'in a , most auspicious manner, 
with the city taking practically half 
Esterbrook'a First Independent ]*■ holiday to witness the four-mile 
Howard EsterTirook has com- | P*'"a<'e of picture stars, executives 

and exhibits, which took three hours 



Breath" 

(1.000; 

Clicked 

of the 
(1,980; 



F. P. DECISION 



Trade Commission Expects to Hand 
One Down Within Sixty Days 



INTENSE HEAT ALIBI MAYBE, 
BUT THREE FLOPPED IN LOOP 



Chicago Theatre Went to $47,650 and McVickers 
Did $23375 Last Week with "Sea Hawk $18,370, 
but "Rerelation Got Only $7,000 on 8 Days 



iVR SALE'' GOT $9,000 
AND ON THE LEVR 



Harry Crandall in Washington 

Used No Tricks for 

This Picture 



Washington, Aug. S. 

Exploitation is responsible foe the 
bukiness done here during the piMt 
week. It was Washington's first 
.' chance to see pictures under tfte new 
Metro -Gold wyn combination, and 
Lawrence Beatus, at the Palace, pro- 
ceeded to spend much extra money 
on "Revelation" at this house, while 
Mark Gates, at the Columbia, made 
a tie-up with a local bakery on 
"Bread." 

The Metropolitan slipped in and 
got second business with "For Sale." 

Estimates for last week: 
, Columbia — "Bread" (Metro-Gold- 
wyn). (1,233; 21^31-60). Uked, but 
exploitation responsible for $8,0<H>. ■ 

Metropolitan — "For Sale" (First 
National). (1,S42; 2S-S6-60). Uked. 
and should bring to management 
commendation from Will Hays, as 
Crandall did not mention word about 
woman being for sale. Good $>,000. 

Palace— t'RevelaUon" (Metro -Gold - 
wyn). (3.412; 21-S1-50). Created 
considerable interest, but again pub- 
Ucitv given credit. Hit $11,000. 

Rialto— "Babbitt" (Warner Bros.) 
(l.«76; 2-31-50). Just regulars, 
which always assures house some- 
thing near to $6,000. 

Tiveli— "Going East" (l.fBl: M- 
50). Holding pace of those preced- 
ing, and still building jip, lacking 
matinee trade. About $4,600. 



BUFFALO BETTER 



Coel Weather Jnd Good Pictures 
Increase Grosses 



eted the first of the independent 
foauctlons he is making for' re- 
««e through the Associated Ex- 
Wtors. The production was di- 
eted by Charles Glblyn. wjjo is 
'W cutting the picture for a Sep- 
raoer release. 

'The Price of a Party" has been 
'•cted as the title in the Hope 
»mpton, Harrison Ford, Mary As- 
T, and Arthur Edmund Carew In 
• cast. 



The 



second of the Esterbrook se- 



« is to be started within the next 
» days or two weeks and the Tec- 
t Sturffos will again be utilized 
r the Interior scenes and studio 
Ots. 



to pass a given point.- Over 100,000 
persons were along the line of 
march. The day was one of the 
hottest of the summer and 75 per- 
sons were overcome by the heat. 

Joseph M. Schenck was grnad 
marshall of the pageant and had 
as his aides Harold TJoyd and 
Louis B. Mayer. 

Every picture studio was repre-. 
sented In the lire of march by fltars. 
floats and practically their eijtire 
personnel. 

There were four divisions fo the 
procession, with the 160th Infantry 
and an escort of police leading the 
way. 



Washington. Aug. S. 

A decision In the Federal Trade 
Commission charges against the 
Famous Piayers-Lasky* Corporation 
A expected wltbtn the next 60 days, 
state officials at the Commission. 

Testimony of rebuttal by the flim 
Interests Is now being taken in Los 
Angeles. It is set to be completed 
by Aug. 9. 



Harry Oanto Resigns 
"arry IXmto, acting as supervisor 

the Now York Famous Players- 
Phi^ *''" *'''"«^' has resigned- 

" .^ 'he second occufslon of 
nto boing Identined wly, th^ New 
n< branch of F. P.-|>. He is 
».i J." •"""•te With apoUjer W- 
•»*• llstrlbutlng organisation.^ 



TEC-AST TAKES TUFOBD'S 

The Toe-Art' Studios. Inc., ha« 
taken oyer the Tllford Studioe on 
Wes^44th street and remodeled and 
re-equtppHd the entire plant. 

This addition gives Ihe Tec-Art 



SUNDAY nr INDIANAPOUS 

Indianapolis, Aug. 5. 

Irvington Classic, high brow sub- 
urb of this city, has Sunday movies 
for the first time. The Sabbath en- 
tertainment may not last long, but 
the rest day pictures are assured for 
at least one try. 

The innovation is credited to C. 
W. Walker, proprietor of the Irving - 
ton theatre. 

V^alker was running Sunday night, 
did good business and nothing hap- 
penedf The reformers are prep.ir- 
ing ;in affldnvit charging violation 
of the blue laws, but Walker in- 
fend.s to continue to carry the fight 
to his opponents. 



Buffalo, Aug. B. 

The combination of cool weather 
and topheavy offerings forced busi- 
ness toj-eglster a strong comeback 
at local picture houses last week. 
Without exeeptlon the downtown 
theatres reported excellent busi- 
ness. 

Estimates : 

Loev/s Stats (3,400; S5-B0)— 
"Don't Doubt Your Husband" and 
vaudeville. Film drew favorable 
comment About $11,000. 

Lafayette (3,400; »6-80)— "A Man 
of Action" and vaudeville. Film 
got excellent notices. Between 
$12,000 and $11,000. 

Hipix (2.400; 40-60)— "Marriage 
Circle" first half; "Woman on the 
Jury" second half. The second 
week of the split found business 
steady. Both pictures on this 
week's program favored; $12,000. 

Olympic (1.000; 26-36)— "Fight- 
ing American" first half; "Broad- 
way of the Past" second half. Got 
back into the running last week 
by means of a sensational tie-up 
with the local papers with especial 
appeal to the kids. Unlversal's 
lease expires In October, with the 
future yet In doubt, but a renewal 
will probably mean a change of 
policy. Last week over $2,000. 



Chicago, Aug. S. 

Irrespective of the Intense heat 
which hovered around Chicago the' 
fore part of the week, the larger 
"loop" movie theatres maintained 
their usual business, attributed to 
the strong features and presenta- 
tions. The two new features in 
here supposedly for ^ run and mak- 
ing their initial appearance July 2S 
will have their runs short-lived, as 
their openings were anything but 
sucos*sful. The two features are 
"Cbechachos" at the Orpheum and 
"Revelation" at Orchestra ball. Both 
went far under the nsoal bosiness 
attained in either •of these houses In 
the past ten weeks. 

"The Sea Hawk" In Ita last weak 
hit Just a little under |S0,«0«.> Weat- 
em pictures seem to be the onlr 
thing to draw them at the Monro. 
With a Tom Mix special the house 
ran close to $4,000 and last week 
the theatre grossed |3,T0« with 
Buck Jones. Remarkable busbieaK 
for this house considering its out- 
of-the-way location. The Randolph 
with "Three Miles Out" t^led to 
show anything despite extnt pub- 
licity. The Chicago with "The 
Marriage Cheat" and MoVlckei's 
with "Lily of the Dust" showed In- 
creases over the preceding week, 
with the former getUng a UtUe the 
best of it. ^ 

The Valentino feature opened at 
the Roosevelt Monday for an indef- 
inite run. 

Estimates for Last Week 

Chicago— "The Marrlaga Cheat" 
(First National). (4,i0i: 60-76.) 
Though not as strong a feature as 
the previous week, showed an In- 
crease of around 96,000, with total 
receipU $47,660. 

McVieksr'a— "Lily of the Dust". 
(Paramount). (>,400; l*-7f.) Pea- 
ture not up to standard of any 
previous Pola Negri, though still 
good box-office draw; $23,876. 

Monroe — "Against All Odds" 
(Fox). More a mystery play than 
western, but drew $3.T00. . 

Orchestra Hall — "Revelation" 
(Ooldwyn). First week. (l.MO; 
50.) Under $7,000 on eight daya 

OrpheHm — "Chechachoa" (Afao^ 
oiated). First week. AUskan fea- 
ture with ordinary cast, failed to 
create interest, getting only $4,650 
on eight daya . 

Randolph — "Three Miles Out" 
(Pathe). (685; 60.> With numerous 
whiskey barrels and other Imple- 
ments pertaining to rum runners' 
used as ballyhoo, picture tailed to 
hold up. getting $8,400. 

Roosevelt — "The Sea Hawk" 
(First National). Fifth and last 
week. (1.400; 60-76.) Feature far 
from played out here, but forced to 
vacate to make room for "Monsieur 
Beaucaire," which opened Monday. 



BBENON SAUS WITH TESTS 

The Utle role of "Peter Pan" still 
unfilled. Herbert Brenon. the di- 
rector, sails today on the Aquitania 

with a trunk full of film tests of at ,^„» .u.,^ „„ ,., ». ^,« , - 

least twenty candidates for the part. I!*?!*^*" .^ *** ?* difficulty 
Mr. Br«non .III .how fho— ^IZ,., t>«tween the two organisations. 



SEE OPERATORS 

A meeting between the labor com- 
mittee of the Theatre Owners' 
Chamber of Commerce and the 
wage scale committee of the Mov- 
ing Picture Machine Operators' 
Union, Local 806, took place In the 
office of the chamber yesterday aft- 
ernoon. A new wage scale was pre- 
sented to the T. O. C. C. which will. 
In ttu-n, be presented to the mem- 
bers of the organisation at the 
meeting which takes pUw:e next 
Tuesday. 

At the T. O. C. C. It was inti- 
mated, after the operators had met 
with the theatre owners' committee 



US BRIDOEPOBT HOUSE 

Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 5. 
The Universal has taken over the 
Dawe theatre. The house, which 



Mr. Brenon will show these screen 
tests to Sir James M. Barrie, the 
author, and Barrie himself will de- 
cide who shall play the role. It Is 
expected that Barrie will announce 
his decision within a few days after 
Mr. Brenon's arrival in tendon. 

Mr. Brenon was accompanied to 
London by William Goldbeck, sce- 
nario writer, who took with him the 
completed continuity for "Peter 
Pan." 



control pf the. two most convtolent I seats 1,500. was secured by the com- 
stsidios to t^e theatrical section ofjpany to assure them of a first run 
N*W< York fh«t there are. ' I theatre in the city. 



NO OCHS-FOX DEAL 

Lee Ochs, the manaf^lng director 
of the new Piccadilly theatre nov 
being built at Broadway and 62d 
street, denies any deal, either con- 
templated or at present In negotia- 
tion, with William Fox for the 
house. 

Ochs this week closed a contract 
with Sam Roth, of Murphy & Brode, 
for the largest theatrical electric 
sign on Broadway to be buUt on the 
theatre. 



Seemingly the T. O. C. C. ha'? 
been well informed as to the inside 
movements in Local 306 through the 
reports of a national detective 
agency, which seemingly has one 
or more operatives as m«mbers of 
the organization. The theatre own- 
ers are evidently basing their be- 
lief that there will be no difficulty 
on the strength of the reports that 
they have received fror. time to 
time. .• 



ELSIE FEBOUSOH FOB "SWAS" 

Before his departii.-e :or Holly- 
wood Jesse L. Lasky announced that 
Ferenc Molnar's play, "The Swan,""" 
would be produced at the Long 
Island studio next month with Elsie 
Ferguson In the role made famous 
last season by Eva Le Gallienne at 
the Cort theatre. The picture win 
be directed by DimltrlBuchuwetskt, 
who arrived In New York last week*' 
after having directed Pola Negri in ' 
two productlona ,. -,r' 



VARIETY 



PICTURES 



Wedntxity, Aogutt 6, 1824 



INSIDE STUFF 

ON PICTURES 



Flrat Natlunal executives are evidently of the opinion that the t>lg weat- 
•rn picture, "Sundown," recently completed and scheduled as one of their 
"•peclala," does not come up to the special standard, for the reason hat 
they are no loilger referring to It as one of the specials. The picture, hy 
those on the "In^e," Is said to b« a prosram picture, nothing more. 

The general manager bf a film studio adjacent to Hollywood la quite 
* social bear. Being single, he has paid court to three lading women 
who have been In the employ of his company. One Is under contract 
and the other two have been engaged by the picture. During the last 
' four or Ave months In early every picture made at the studio one or 
the other of them have been employed. In some Instances two of the 
three were in the same picture. 

When the head office In New York began getting the casta of the 
different features turned out and when new faces were not being offered, 
the president of the concern was appealed to and asked to Intercede. 
He did this by directing the youthful manager to look around a little 
»ore and select faces that might be new to the followers of the com- 
pany's programs. | 
' The Ingenue under contract Is seen socially with the V m. still, but the 
•ther two are not In bis company as frequently, as one Is already em- 
ployed at other studios while the other Is trying to locate. 



$400,000INNO1ta 
FRAUD ALLEGED 



MyeF Bloom, Upstate Re- 
cipient of Injunction 
from Operating 



When Will Hays addressed the Wampas at Los Angeles about the 
•nly producer of any note among those not present was Sam Goldwyn. 
Private advices from the coast say that Hayes spoke more tartly to the 
picture men than the story of his address In Variety indlpated. 

The Goldwyn (Sam) reason for not being present Is reported to have 
been his belief that Hays Intended to pan him. That arose through 
Goldwyn going ahead with his production of 'Tarnish," adapted from 
the stage play. 

Variety published when Sam had "Tarnish" In view that Hays did 
not think It Just fit for the film and would object to It. That brought 
• squawk froo. Goldwyn to Variety, Sam saying that Hays had never 
even thought of "Tarnish" and that Variety was trying to ruin Gold- 
wyn'a business, etc., the old bunk from those who are caught with the 
goods. But V* the years roll by everyone. Including Sam, thinks he 
la the first to pull It when remonstrating against something published. 

Will Hays has a lot of good Ideas about pictures. Producers are 
only fooling themselves when they think he. Hays, doesn't know what 
he Is talking about. They forget who he Is and his training. That la 
aomething that alwaya snould be considered In flguring up a man. Hays 
has forgotten more about smart stuff.Hhat 98 per cent of the picture 
producers ever will know and he can always get an edge if he wants It 
on the other two per cent. 

The picture business had better realize that Hays, moving slowly 
perhaps but with surety, is in the very position the picture people placed 
blm, the boss of the business. Hays has outsmarted the picture 
people who paj^im his salary. Hays has the organizations trying to 
reform pictures with him and the producers have those same people 
against them. 

If Mr. Hays doesn't use the whip It Is because he doesn't want to, not 
because he doesn't know how, for the whip Is right In his right hand 
all of the time. 



Syracuse, N. T., Aug. 6. 

An Injunction restraining Myer 
' 9loom, who operates picture houses 
in Fulton. Oswego and Cortland, 
from Belling or transferring notes 
given by John C. Hand, 101 Oxford 
street, and said to amount to over 
$400,000, pending trial of suits 
brought by Hand to get the notes 
back, was entered here by Justice 
Jerome L. Cheney. 

Hand charges that he was duped 
by fraudulent statements of Bloom 
regarding the purchase of a chain 
of picture theatres when It was 
learned that he was the principal 
heir to the fortune of Mary C. 
Hand, his foster-mother, who left 
itn estate valued at 1250,000, of 
which Hand received about $100,- 
000. 

Affldavlts by Hand aet up that 
Bloom'a plan was to take over aev- 
eral theatrea In and about Roches- 
^r controlled by Harold B. Dygert 
under the name of Associate The- 
atres, Inc., and which would give 
Hand a controlling Interest. Bloom 
also promised, he claims, to erect 
a, modern theatre in South Salina 
street. 

One $50,000 note given by Hand 
to Bloom has been sold to Arthur 
E. Worden, manager of one of 
Bloom's theatres In Cortland. He 
has brtraght suit against Hand to 
recover and the case Is now In the 
courts. Worden claims to have pur- 
chased the note for $32,000 In good 
faith, and Hand set up in his appli- 
cation for the Injunction that 
Bloom might endeavor to sell otlier 
of the notes to persons wh-> would 
purchase them In good faith. Inno- 
cent of the manner In which Bloom 
obtained them or the fact that they 
have been repudiated. 



Treak aviators coat more than prima donnaa. Laat week a big produc- 
ing Ann In New York, desiring some freak 'advertising, called up one of 
the aerial advertising concerns and asked for a price on the Job. ~ The 
price given was $1,000 per hour, with a minimum contrtict of $5 hours 
demanded. < ,, 

' The air advertising will not be used. 



The checking up of the annual receipts of at least two Broadway the- 
atres, controlled by Famous Players-Lasky, is going to be Interesting 
reading for those that will have access to them. They are going to show 
Just about how much It cost' the Paramount organiz- tlon-'to settle~ a 
couple of their law suits. i 

In settlement of those law suits, at least so the gossip runs, Para- 
mount made deals to have certain productions play the Rialto and the 
RIvoll. 

Seemingly, there must be something to it, for It Is a known fact it was 
but a short time after It was announced that Vltagraph had withdrawn 
Its suit against the Famous Players-Labky organization that a number 
of Vltagraph attractions were booked into both of the houses. The 
hitch from the exhibitor's angle Is the fact that certain salesmen, peddling 
fllm about the country, have been telling how, to quote their language, 
"Doc Rlesenfeld fought ' for weeks to get their company to let him 
have their picture for a Broadway showing at either one of the houses 
and how under great stress the home office Anally gave blm the picture, 
although the company's policy is to give the Ind^endent exhibitor the 
first wallop at everything." All of that is Just so much "applesauce." 

The truth of it all is best told* In the week to week receipts of both 
houses and all that any exhibitor has to due to check up is to follow 
the week to week figures of the box office returns at both of the houses 
to set him right on what Is what. 



PATBE aNEMA AnACK 
BY PJUllS PAPER 



0. M. ON COAST 



Touring Wrecker from New Or- 
leans Getting Dopa- on Cokst 



The new Charlie Chaplin comedy may not be released until around 
election time. Chaplin but lately started on it again, after laying .oiT 
for six weeks followi ng hi s return from Alaska, where some of the 
scenes "were made. T>l7T>medlan is said to have been waiting for an 
Idea while laying off. but the six weeks pnssed before it arrived. 



The newest Buster Keaton now in the' making and en the coast .is 
reported to represent an Investment of $400,000 to date. Many of the 
scenes are under sea, with Buatcr often in a diver's suit. Keaton refused 
to permit a double to appear, although the diving suit completely en- 
velops him. 

The suit weighs about 900 pounds. Keaton is said to have gone under 
water in it, remaining for as long as three hours,, whereas professional 
divers seldom stay down longer than 90 minutes. The Keaton picture is 
tentatively called "The Navigator." 



They tel) thH one on H. H. Buxbaum, eastern district manager for First 
National. He lost his hat last Friday, negelected to buy a new one, and 
that night was not allowed to enter the synagogue in which he worships 
or the Jewish restaurant where he generally eats. 

Surmises from the coast say that there would be no surprise out there 
were it known that Jos. Vh Schenpk is somewhat solidly behind the Sam 
GoldWyn picture venturf Many incidents are mentioned as evidence of 
A most friendly if not business relationship between the two. 
- With Schenck practically the lender of the fllm industry on the coast, his 
Interests are apt to wander in any direction. It is said Schenck was in- 
fluential In bringing about the Metro-Goldwyn merger with the Xxtuis 
B Mayer connection, and that naturally includes a supposition Schenck 
Is or was In oa the Mayler output. 



Loa Angeles, Aug. 6. 

Shoot! 

O. M. Samuel from New Orleans 
is here in person! 

O. M. Samuel, nlck-namecl by 
some as O. M. and by others as O., 
is a touring wrecker, a turf au- 
thority, a special writer, a married 
man and a correspondent for his 
home town, when he's in it, for 
Variety. 

It's seldom that Variety boosts a 
correspondent, but O. M. seldom 
sends in a space statement. 

Known as tt free spender with 
the right people when away from 
home, O. M. has come tO the coast 
to get first-hand info, on who is 
who, and why. When O. gets back 
to New Orl^ns he's going to^Stl 
the home folks who can read En{>- 
lish In type Just what California 
means to Autralla, Sam said 
within eight minutes after landing 
in tios Angeles that If there had 
been no California, every one would 
have had to go to Australia by an- 



Claim* "Conc«m VirtuaNy 
Cloted td Exito" Aftar 
^ . Last Meeting 



- Paria, July 28. 

The trlste meeting of stockhold- 
ers of Pathe Cinema Consortium 
was efillvened by the Intervention of 
Jean Sapene, advertialng manager 
of "Le Matin" (Parla dally), who 
stepped In at the side of M. Mage 
OS a future director of the tottering 
corporation. This sudden appear- 
ance was not favorably received by 
many ktockholdera, for during the 
past four years they have watched 
their powerful corporation dwindle 
with the annual advent of new di- 
rectors promising to redeem the 
past. 

It appears Sapene used rough, 
energetic language, but his recep- 
tion was luke warm; perhaps, aa 
he l« now at the head of Cine 
Romans, which also makes pictures; 
It Is feared this latter company, of 
more recent birth and smaller capi- 
tal, will henceforth do all the pro- 
ducing, while the P. C. C with Its 
mllUona of capital. Is relegated to 
a renting bueineaa In France, con- 
strained to specialise In the output 
of the Cine Romans. 

No dividend Is In sight, and the 
P. C. C. Is handicapped by certain 
contracta with Pathe Films (the 
parent organisation manufacturing 
raw stock), made by former direc- 
tors, and which Sapene frankly de-; 
clare« should be denounced to save 
the company, fighting a law suit If 
necessary as the only solvation. 

The various boards have «lw«^ys 
been supported by the few bond- 
boIder« (A) despite opposition by 
the many bondholders (B), the for- 
mer being privileged with a right 
to 10 votes for each share, and 
the latter, held by the general pub- 
lic, having one vote per share. 

The A force was again apparent 
at the recent meeting in Paris, when 
their representatives swamped op- 
position, causing the B stockholders 
to refuse to vote as a protest. 

"Le Courrler Clnematographlque" 
thia weel^ says: 

"After these proceedings It Is 
superfluous to state Pathe CInefna 
Consortium hae virtually ceased to 
exist. Amputated of Its producing 
and foreign sales department by 
Sapene, In agreement with Mege, for 
the benefit of Cine Romans Com- 
pany, of which Sapene Is almost sole 
owner, the big organization bearing 
the name of Charles Pathe has be- 
come a simple distributing office 
(for France alone), and will not be 
In a position to pay Its expenses 
with the meager share allotted by 
the fllm producer, Jean Sapene. 

"Thanks to the Ignorance of the 
stockholders, who let themselves be 
led away by these annual sleek 
combinations while awaiting new 
leaders; thanks to their credulity, 
which again this year has per- 
mitted them to be trapped by the 
truculency of {Jj^ Matin,' advertiae- 
ment department chief, Pathe Con- 
sortium was Interred on June 28. 
1924, and Its official liquidAtlon Is 
Imminent. As a matter of fact, no 
payments have been made since the 
end of June. We know, «« we figure 
among the unpal. creditors." 

On the other hand, "L'Hebdo 
Film" refrains from violent com- 
ment for once, and cdnsideres M. 
a trial, and 
that he will be called to account In 
January next. , . 



other route. 

Mr. Samuel also .Informed Mrs.J "«"' '""^ """' "V" * 
Samuel, who believes everything' ^aiJene may be given 
he tells her, that the picture people 
would have settled in Honolulu in- 
stead of Hollywood If It had not 
been for the Pacific ocean busting 
in around here. 

O. M. informed a Variety re- 
porter who isn't a space grabber 
that he picked the latter informa- 
tion out of an encyclopedia, but 
cUiims Australia by another route 
is his own. 

After cashing his last check, the 
same gag as he worked in Chicago, 
Mr. Samuel will start for ^ew Or- 
leans by way of Spokane and Terre 
Haute. He does not Intend to re- 
turn to Chicago, and claims Chi- 
cago la not necessary to a seeing 
■America first trip. 



Jack Pickford and his wife, Marillyn Miller, deferred their start east 
from the coast, deciding to wait there until JackN sister, Mary Pickford, 
and Douglas Fairbanks returned to California. Wallace Kerrigan, Miss 
Pickford's business manager, and John Fairbanks left Sunday fpr Los 
Angeles. Miss Pickford and her huRbnnd are expected to reach their 
western home the last of the week or the first of next 



Too Hot for Pictures 

Blaming the terrific heat for 
knocking business galleywcst, 
Malcolm Beggs closed his pic- 
ture house, the Lyric, at 7th and 
Union streets, Saturday night, 
Aug. 2. 

Toung Beggs is a eon of Lee 
Beggsi the former Vltagrapjv di- 
rector. ' ■■■..'•. 1 . 1 I ■ N 



;j 



Hopp Director of I. M. P. O. A. 

Rock Island, 111.. Aug. 5. 

Joseph Hopp, member of the 
Rosenfleld, Hopp and Co., corpora- 
tion, will become managing director 
of the Illinois Motion Picture Own- 
ers' Association with headquarters 
in Chicago. 

The Rosenfleld-Hppp theatres 
have been taken over by the A. H. 
Blank string of Des Moines. The 
change became effective Aug. 1. 




RADIO T 

CREDITS HAYS 

ONPICTURES 

Quinn Martin Makes K 
Snappy Over 
WGY 



Hchenectady, N. Y., Aug, g,; 
"The weekly movie chats via j^ 
dlo by Qulnn Martin, critic of -J^ 
World,'; n^y Income one of % 
moat popular features of the Mi 
gram at WGY, if Mr. Martin SZ 
as well In the succeeding talks "w 
he did in the first delivered. & 
talked very informally but very la. 
terestingly for about 15 mlnotM. 
during which he laid the fonnS! 
tion for the chats which art (ij 
come. He said fhat he wmiM «t,\ 
vote his -chats largely to a c«Lj 
slderatlon of pictures ree<a% 
shown on Broadway or In projte. 
tlon rooms, and - to a discussion tf 
the. various screen lumimtrlii, 
Judging from the frank but YuS^ 
fenaive remorka he mode aboitj 
several -~«tara In his opening t«m| 
this feature will find high Tavirj 
with the movie fans who love ^ 
dash of. the Inside gossip on thi^ 
"crusljes." Mr. Martin opened^' 
first chat with a brief dlscussia 
of the size of the picture industir, 
quoting some impressive flgorM 
furnished by the Will Hays offle*. 
Incidentally, the Industry appareat- 
ly does not rate quite as high u 
we have been led to believe, it act 
being among the first five. 

Mr. Martin gave Will Hays grMt 
credit for what he had done t* 
raise the tone of the picture IndiM* 
try. It was, said the critic, at a 
very low ebb when Hays was calM 
In, and had not something bees 
done to restore public confidence 
many of the theatres and produc- 
ing companies Wbuld have gone inte 
bankruptcy. 

Martin mentioned that John Bar' 
rymore, "probably America's flneit 
actor," was enthusiastic about bih 
work before the camera, althouih 
Martin thought he wab a very potr 
screen actor. This was th^^Mt 
touch of piquancy the critic gave t* 
his chat He frankly said that bt 
was In the minority on his estinU' 
tion of Barrymore's screen ability- 
Turning to a consideration <( 
outstanding pictures and stars «f 
the silver sheet, Martin discunet 
"The Covered Wagon." "Amerk*'? 
"The Thief of Bagdad." "The Hub* 
ming Bird," "The Gold Digg«nr, 
and D. W. Griffith among othimit £ 
: ■ ? 



EZEIBITOBS' KEETma^l 
The picture exhibitors Of VtMtk' 
Pennsylvania, Southern New ht* 
sey and Delaware, who are afllllatti 
with State units of the Motion Pi** 
ture Theatre* Owners of Am«rl<^ 
will hold their anr.ua) meeting tt 
Atlantic City Aug, 18-20. Nattsiol 
President of the M. P. T. p. A. lO* 
chael J. O'Toole will b« preseat it 
the convention and address the M>* 
gates. 

At the convention matters pif* 
talning to the music tax sltuatM 
and censorship, as it affects tkl 
ttiree territories represented at tkt 
meeting, will be up for general dl*" 
cussion. In Pennsylvania the q»«* 
tlon of censorship Is being consi** 
ered by a special committee tfcsl 
has been appointed by Govern* 
Pinchot 

The M. P. T. O. A. Is to nw* 
another drive at the next session « 
Congress to have the Copyright I*? 
amended. 



i 



FALL BIVEB COBITEBED 

Fall River, Mass., Aug. 5. 

The Rialto Amusement Company, 
now controlling virtually all of the 
theatres In Rail RlvCr has pur- 
chased the Bijou at an estimated 
cost of $100,000. 

It is the city's old |eglt house. 

New Theatrv'at New Castle, Pa. 

New Castle,' Pa., Afig.^C 
Baltimore and Son, who are erect- 
ing a new picture, at 202 Bast Lo'ng 
^V£fii^,.at a floet oti/aljojit IM^,.'-' 
. OPd. fi?B4*:rf^.Aav¥::.<M.op*15(n^ 
performance about* Sept. 15. -" 



^POOHEXS HELD UP 

Los Angeles, Aug- *• 
Mary McLean and Nona Bea** 
champ, claiming to be film actress* 
were arrested with seven men M 
members of a gang who recent^ 
held up 21 spooning parties in ** 
city and 10 more couples in W* 
Beach. 

Katherine Bobdke, screen P^*** 
was one of the victims and idww' 
fled the suspects. ~^ 



HEW HOUSTON HOUSE ^ 

Houston, Aug. »• • 
A 3,000 seot theatre, of Egypt* 
architecture Is to be erected b* 
by Jesae H. Jones artd opfr.ited « 
Southern Enterprises, currenH 
'owhlng three houses hero and f* 

from Jones. 



-iki'i' 



We«»e«<«y» Aii^l 1<, 1924 



PICTURES 



VARIETY 



23 



IV. 



PRESENTATIONS 

(Extra ttttratiipn$ in pietttrm thtatrmt, wJbtfn fioC 
picturma, wUlb^ cqrri^d and dmterib^d in titia depart- 
mud for A^'ganand' information of tho trado^) 



I: 



KPAN -AMERICANA" (22) 
Singing, Dancing, Musical 
9 Mins. 
Capitol, N«w York. 

This divertlsaement wag a aplen- 
aid bit of entertainment, with a 
lot of action Jammed into the nine 
pictures that It consumed. There 
were 22 people employed on the 
stage m the presentation. Two 
dancers, Addison Fowler and Plo- 
renz Tamara, 'were featured above 
the rest of the company.' In ad- 
dition, ther« was a dulntet of mu- 
sicians, a male quintet, Doris Nllcs 
(for a.pplo dance), Florence Mulhol- 
land CW^o sang "Marcbeta'') and 
a couple of members of the Capi- 
tol's ballet corps. 

- The musicians ar« part of \.he 
Fowler and Tamara act, being billed 
as South American TroubadoMrs. 
They furnish pleasing, musio which 
is especially adapted t» the South 
American tango-stepping that the 
featured players offer. The In- 
strumentation Is unusual ■ and, 
therefore, doubly cffcctive- 

In all, four numbers we^e of- 
fered, the program being as fol- 
lows: (a) "Morenlta..Mia,". South 
American. Troubadours, danpe by 
Miss Niles; (b) Tango Argentine 
' ''El Gauchp," Miss Tamara and Mr 
. Fowler; <c) "Marcheta," Miss Mul- 
holland;, (d) "Paso Doble," Miss 
Tamara, Mr. Fowler and Bqsemble. 

Fowler . and Tamara seemed to 
take the Capitol audience by storm 
an<^ they were awarded liberally 
with applause for both of their 
numbers. Fred. 



"ECHOES FROM QYPSYLAND" 
Ballet and Musio Act 
IS Mina.; Full Stag* (Special) 
Strand, New York 

This Joe Plunkett presentation Is 
pretty scenlcally and with Its gar- 
den cabaret setting allows for. a 
series of unrelated specialties. The 
first' of these Is by the Strand String 
Ensemble, two violins, 'cello, baas 
vfol and piano. E<stelle Carey fol- 
lowed with the "VlHa" song from 
Lebar's "Merry Widow." Mile. Klo- 
mova was next with a leaping! dance 
which , took In a few mUd back 
bends and jumpb. 

Arauivd SJovik, basso, then sang 
the "Gypsy Love Song" from "The 
Fortune Teller," by Victor Herbert, 
although the program. credited it to 
Frans Lehai A ballet flr.ale with 
the sitters at the table Joining In 
closed the turn and gave the only 
high pointi What had preceded was 
in slow tempo and although well 
done was 111 suited to the coaxing 
of applause. 

The pr^sentatittn closed to a hand 
on the str^n^th of its closing ballet< 



"THE LACEY LADY- 
Music and Dance 
Full Stage; 20 Mins. 
California, San Francisco. 

Daintiness Is the keynot»'Of this 
colorful stage act devised by Mar- 



COAST FIJI asm 



Paclflo Southwest Theatre, Inc., of 
Los Angsles, has purchased a half 
Interest |n the Maybell, a picture' 
house at BeU, Cal.. stfatihg 7S0. It 
is said 190,000 was paid for the In- 
terest. Announcement is also forth* 
coming from A. H. Bmenhlser, head 
of the circuit, that he has formed a 
partnership with J. V. Spaugh and 
that they will erect a new house 
here, seating 1,450. Work on the 
new house will begin early in the 
falL 



Margaret Qulmby has been signed 
by Universal to play the lead oppo- 
site Jack Dempsey In the last of his 
series of ten "Fight and Win" pic- 
tures. She ' Is a former Ziegfeld 
"Follies" girl and also worked In the 
"Music Box Revue." 



Kdmund Lowe has been placed In 
the ranks of the Fox stars, and be- 
gan work on Ms flrst vehtclei "The 
tiove Throne,", being directed by 
De.nison Clift. .Othfirs In the cast are 
Claire A4ams, Sheldon Ijewls. Dlaiia 
Millar. Fr'ed Becker, Paul Welgel and 
Hector Samo, '■ 



ESddle PhllHiw has been signed b); 
Jdmta Hoganto play a leading role 
In "ISUick Iiigtitningr a dog story, 
being 41iAed at the Hollar wood 
studios. 



Ian. Keith will appear in support 
of iCorinne OrifBth in "^ilderness," 
which will be made by First National 
at t(ie United gtudlos. 



Lloyd Whitlock vas added to the 
cast of "The Price She Paid," which 
Waldorf Is making for C-B-O re- 
lease, with Alma Rubeins and BYank 
Mayo in the stellar roles. 



John Salnpolis was added to "In 
Eve<'y Woman's Life,' w6lch ilrvlng 



garet Rels Cobb and presented at Cummings is directing 'for First 
the California last week with Max 'National realese through M. C. Levee. 



"SEEING IS BEIEVINT FOR kids; 
SAYS LABOR SECRETARY DAVIS 



Department's Head Expresses Appreciation of Value 
of Films— "Better Care for Babies" Picture, 
Instance 



Variety-Clipper Bureau, 
Evans Bldg., Washington 

August 5. 

"Seeing Is Believins." That Is 
just what the motion picture has 
done In furthering th« work of (he 
government, stated Jkm'es J. DavIS. 
Secretary of Labor, in discusslns 
■pictures with Variety's correspon- 
dent. 

"We have found that Alms have 
been of inestimable value in plac- 
ing before the public the results of 
research gathered by our various 
bureaus," said, the Secretary, who 
added that cold print may report 
carefully . and( with exacthess' what 
is doing and what has faeen accom- 
plished, but he 'Who glarices sltKht- 
ingiy at a printed page and passes 
on to. more -exciting items, wlH seise 
upon a picture full of action, for- ' 
getting that a lesson or a moral is 
being thrust home." 
' "^Better Care tor Babies," one of 
the fllms produced for the Depart-i 
OMnt of I.at>or and distributed by 
them, has done more to relieve chil- 
dren of the yoke of chHd-labor than 
anyttUng else, said Mf. Davis. 

The Children's Bure^iu of the De- 



partment has produced four motion 
pictures, two of which were made 
especially for the exhibition held 
In San Francisco. These are no 
longer in circulation. The bureau, 
however, has SO copies of a more 
recent film, "Our Children," and 
maints.ins a loan service which per- 
mits organisations wishing to estab- 
lish health centers the free use of 
th6 Aim.' 

So useful have these fllms grown 
that copies have been sold to 33 
States as well as. the Qovernment 
of ths PhiUipine Islands and sev- 
eral of the foreign governments. 
"Well Born," still another picture, 
has been sold to 36 States and va- 
rious tinofflclal organizations. The 
bureau makes no profit from these 
sales, the purchase price merely 
covering the cost of the prints. 

"When Women Work" 

"When Women Work" was pre- 
pared by the Women's Bureau, and 
shows actual working conditions in 
the factories wherein women are 
employed. Contrasts are drawn to 
clearly disclose the good and the 
(Continued on page 48) 



"ON A BOqK SHELF- 
12 Mins.; Full Stage 
Strand, New York 

New York. July 3S. 
Introduotlmt, "Thoathts ot tions Ago" . . 

Tkjrlor 
(a) "Tha Merty Wives ot Wlndw>r".G«rinkn 
HU*. Bftwn And Bowne. 

<K) "Tha QiMen'B Meck'iaoe".. 

"Land of tha Lons Ago" t... Rar 

(c) "Tha Rubrtat of Omar KharrSin" . . Cut 
MU*. Joluiaon. PMmt and PckelMr. 

(d) "Blood aind Sand" 

1. "Marchela" 8ch»rtslnser 

Btraratt Oiartc, tenor. 

2. Tanto • .<..... 

Senortta MarU Hontaro luid Sanor Rolwrto 

Madmno. 

(a) "FlamlBs Touth" Kam 

Mlla, KlMlora sad Mark Strand BslM 

■ Carp*. 
If any fauK Is to be found with 
this presentation It might be said 
that the Impression created, rather 
than giving tone of beauty, is that 
of a hodge-podge of vari-eolored> 
costumes, dances and songs. . In 
spite of this deflclency in 'the way 
of unity, the act must be praised 
because of the Idea behind it, and 
• ' the precision with which it is car- 
ried out. 

The set represents Ave huge 

books, ^yivnr Wives of Windsor." 

.f,. "The Queen's Necklace," "Omar 

Khayyam," "Blood and Sand," and 

;.■:. "Flaming Youth." The covers open 

r one at a time, and from each volume 

., comes one or. more singers and 

^, . dancers presenting a repertoire sp«- 

, elalty. Of these the best Is the 

Blasco Ibanes novel group, with the 

, , , tango of Maria Uontero and Roberto 

.,'. Medrano taking the audience by 

Storm. 

The flnale, with all the characters 

.,^ Joining In a jass dance, and even 

the armored figures on the.twok- 

, ends shimmying around, is ; peppy 

, , and a oaOst fitting prolog to a pic- 

, ' ture of present-day manners and 

noralfl. 



DoUn and his orchesti-a for the 
musical numbers. / 

The curtain rises on a huge white 
fan. resting on the top of a short 
flight of marble steps. The fan 
opens revealing Dolln and his or- 
chestra in their flrst selection. 
From bahlnd the ivory sticks of the 
tan, one at a time, comes a little 
girl In white and Ave women in 
varl- colored creations, all of a la^cy 
texture. 

There is red lace to represent the 
Jass mania of today; wlUte lace 
symbolising the simpler eras; soft 
rose; yellow lace tp suggest the 
Orient and green lace for song. 
Each of the women go tbroi>gh pan- 
tomime and gestures Indlcctlve of 
the thing they represent. For in- 
stance, the woman in red lace kicks 
hlgb 'and, turns cartwheels As rep- 
resentative of the Jazz age. The 
woman symbolizing , the' simpler 
times dances a gavott« to . the 
strains of "Glow Worm." The girl 
In soft rose glides across the stag* 
to the tune of "Beautiful Lady." 
, Ft>r the Oriental atmosphere Ruth 
Stanley does a dance suggestive of 
the nautch girl steps. Genevieve 
Da'/is does several song numbers 
d.a-lng the act and was well re- 
ceived. For a finish the pEirticl- 
pants all group themselviss on the 
marble steps as three male singers 
enter to sing "Beautiful Lady." 

This act la really a creation. Its 
chief charm being in iU daintiness 
and appeal to the eye. It scored an 
unmistakable success. Rivera. 



Arthur Lake has been signed for 
a long termy by Universal to appear 
in comedies and one-reel subjects. 



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PRESENT ATlONS 



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JOSEPHINE ROCHLITZ— Sylvan 

Lavin ■,.. 1 . 

Vocal ■ - • 
IS Mins.; Full Stsge 
Century, Baltimore 

The latest of Manager Sorlero's 
combination musical units proved 
most satisfactory. It is presented 
on a full stage, specially set with 
draped curtains. 

Lievin, who has appeared at the 
New York Palace, Is a concert pian- 
ist of marked ability. While his 
playing has a somewhat mechanical 
precision his finger, work has 
marked facility, and his tonal. effects 
are good. 

Miss Rochlitz, who debuted at the 
New theatre locally severa4 months 
ago, is * mezzo soprano well worth 
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Monta Bell expects to start work 
on "The Snob," adapted from the 
novel by Helen R. Martin, for Metro- 
Ooldwyn-Mayer at Culver City, this 
week. Those selected for th6 leads 
in the picture are Norma Shearer. 
John Otlbert, Conrad Nagel and Miss 
Du Pont. 



The next endeavor for Metro - 
Goldwyn by King Vldor will be the 
filming of Cyril Hume's novel, "The 
Wife of the Centaur." 



' Four series of flve*reet western 
subjects will' be made by Clutrles R 
Seelig for Independent release, star- 
ring Cuba Collidge, who was known 
on the ' vaudeville stage as Will 
Crutchfleld. The flrst picture is to 
be ready for September relet 



ease.' 



Mae Busch has been added to the 
cast of "The Great Divide," which 
Reginald Barker is making at Cul- 
vfer City. Others In the cast are 
Conway Tearle, Alice Terry, Wallace 
Beery and George Cooper. 

Claire McDowell will play the 
role of the mother in "Ben Hut^ 
and is , to sail f rpm New York for 
Italy on .the Leviathan, Aug. 16. 
Arriving today from Europe x>n the 
Hom^ic, Jane Matbls and George 
Walsh are returning, from Rome. 
On the same steamer are Lois Wil- 
son, Ernest Torrence and Mrs. Tor- 
r^ncQ. 



James Cruze's latest picture, 
which was originally entitled "A 
Drama ot the Night," is now called 
"The City That Never Sleeps." In 
the cast are. Louise Dresser, Kath- 
lyn Williams, Rlcardo Cortez, Pierre 
Gendron and Virginia liee Corbin. 



FILH COXEDIESHS OSABUATES 

Dorothy Devore, for some time 
leading woman in Christie come- 
dies, h8M been signed by tlie War- 
ner .Brothers for. five years. Her 
first production, now belns filmed, 
,is an adaptation of Edwin Bate- 
man Morris' . novel. "The Narrow 
Street." Matt Moore plays oppo- 
site. . 

This is one of the first instances 
In lyhich a film comedienne haa 
graduated into the dramatic class, 
although innumerable have an- 
nounced their ambitions In that di- 
rection. 



You can depend upon this^ his first 
feature length picture, to get any 
audience 



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Jlei'man F. Jans, who about a 
year and a half ago produced a 
series of state rights pictures, han 
returned to the production end, and 
upjn^the expiration of his present 
vaf.ition in Maine expert.s to start 
work on a new film. His now pio- 
turoH will probably bo state riehted. 
JaiT** is also New Jersey distribu- 
tor for Preferred Pictures. 

Frances Kearns Hurt by Auto 

IjOS AnweleH, Aur. 5. 

I''r:uii'OH KearriH Niiffpred lacerii- 

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VARIETY 



PICTURES 



Wednesday, August 6, 1924 



LOVE AND GLORY 

Vnlversal-Jewcl prcMSuotton, directed by 
Bupert Julian. Prom the n.ory. "We Are 
French, •• l>y I'erley Poore Hheehan and 
Kobrrt H. Dnvln. Suprrvmril by lUtymnnd 
1-. Kihrcx-k. rbotOKraphiil l.y (i]lb<Tt War- 
renton. At I.yric. New York, Biartlns Aug 
4. Hunn 7H minutes. 

I'lerre Pupont. iht village smithy 

Charles De Hoche 

Anatole ricar.l WalUre MacDonald 

liabnelle, hl.i siatir MaiiKe Ilellamy 

Emilc I'onparieiiu, Major of Mirabel... 

Kord SterlinB 

Julea Mnllrorne Gibaon Gowlanil 

l,ittle Afarie I'rlaeilla Moran 

The Imp Charles D Havenne 

Kleurus Diasard Andre L.ancy 



"Love and Glory" came to the 
Lyric Monday night for a limittd 
run to nu ill tlie time before Fox 
takes over tlie house Sept. 1. Uni- 
versal-.Jcwel will be fortunate in 
Ktaying its allotted time. The pic- 
ture rates as a disappointment. 

liniversal calls attention to Hupert 
Julian, whose direction was also re- 
sponsible for one of the finest photo- 
plays of the decade, "The Merry -Go- 
Itound." This is, perhaps unfortu- 
nate, as by means of contrast It 
brings more forcibly to mind how 
unoonvincinK "I..ove and Glory" is. 
Here Julian did not have a I'hil- 
bin, a Kerry, a Hackathorne and a 
KeiBman to work with, and even 
should he have had he would have 
had nothing but insipid roles to offer 
them. 

The film is French In tone, but it 
never otrikes the clear note of pa- 
triotic fervor reached in "Scara- 
mouche" or "The Four Horsemen." 
Julian has endeavored too obviously 
and pain.stakingly to Intertwine his 
humor and pathos in the best cinema 
fashion, and as a result the film 
neither sounds any great emotional 
depths or tickles the risibles to any 
marked degree. 

The action transpires in France in 
the late 60's, at the time when war 
in Algeria was imminent. The cen- 
tral characters are Gabrielle (Madge 
Bellamy) and the two men who 
worship her, Anatole, her brother 
Wallace MacDonald), and Pierre, 
the village smithy (Charles De 
Koche), whose love is not at all so 
fraternal. From the peace and hap- 
piness of the little village the men 
are sent to the sands of Algeria, and 
soon false word comes to the girl 
of their death. They return to the 
town and find she has been abducted 
ly the heavy. 

A long search follows, so long in 
fr.ct that the caption suddenly an- 
rtjunces a mere 50 years have 
pas.sed. Rip Van Winkle stuff for 
thf- films is ruinous. 

The two old vets have stuck to- 
ptther, and when Anatole is called 
ti) I'aris to receive a much belated 
I'.cooration for his bravery a half 
century before, both, like the old 
morons they arc, decide to hike the 
100 miles to the capital. 

As a result Ana'ole passes out 
on the trip and Pierre goes on alone 
to accept the medal on behalf of his 
old pal. Finally, In a scene that 
was doubtless Intended to be ex- 
tiemely affecting, but that is mere- 
ly annoying, the French President 
brings forth the long-lost Gabrielle 
and the film ends with a lot more 
vould-be sentimental hokum over 
the'aead body of the old friend and 
brother. 

I'rctty poor stuff, all of this, and 
mcst of the other by-play, comic 
lird sad is no better. 

The picture has some colorful 
military scenes and the fighting In 
the Algerian deserts Is effectively. 
If not stupendously, staged. 

The best bit of popular stuff 
ofmes when Anatole. captured by 
the Arabs and ordered to blow the 
French retreat on his bugle, sounds 
the charge. That's a good deal like 
Service's poem telling how "Jean 
Duprez reached out and shot — the 
J'russian major dead" and packs 
about the same wallop to the aver- 
a.c mind and heart. 

.Miss Bellamy would get by if all 
^ll(■ had to do would be look pretty, 
but her role calls for considerably 
more. As the old lady toward the 
end she seems to think that age 
w;is best expressed by a movement 
<]t hands, head and limbs most 
closely suggesting the famed St. 
Vitus shimmy. Charles De Roche 
is particularly expressionless, but 
h's massive physiejue and virility 
^:hollId win hirp a few moi'C femi- 
jiiiic devotees. 

The best performanc is given 
by Wallace MacDonald, never a 
l>articularly impressive actor, but 
(tiling satisfactorily as the brother. 
The selection of Ford Sterling to 
jilay a comic Kretich in.'o or was 
jjarticularly unhappy. All of his 
l)utch manneiisms and Keystone 
riioiedy antics, including the recep- 
tion of a decayed piece of fruit in 
his eye, add a vulgar taste to an 
otherwise genteel. If nothing else, 
jiicture. 

"Love and Glory' may do some 
little business the first week or two 
Ixcause of I'niversal's rather ex- 
pensive .advertising c.impaign be- 
hind it. But as a "special" it's a 
flop and doesn't r.ite as a good pic- 
ture for the program house.". 

BEVERLY BAYNE BACK 

Beverly Bayne, formerly starred 
III i>icturcs with her husbjind. Fran- 
cis Bushman, is returning to the 
Bcrecn opposite Monte Blue In Win- 
ner Brothei'« "Her Marriage Vow." 
a<lapted from Owen Davis' play of 
the same name. 

Jfcr work In this film, which Is to 
be released shortly, was so sa'tls- 
factory t" the W.irner executives 
that «he has already been engaged 
for- •' lemlinif- «■'♦''<• '« '-"fhe -TewVh 
Woman, on which work 



BEING RESPECTABLE 

•Warner Brolhera' production of the Grace 
H. Plandrau story. .Scenarist and teehnica! 
staff not Haled on Strand Theatre print or 
program. Directed by Phil Ros.n. with 
Monte Ulue. Marie Prevost, Irene Ki<h and 
l.oula« Kasenda featured. At the Strand. 
New York, week Aug. 8. Kunnlng time. 
<0 minutes 

Valeria WInahlp...- ......Marie Prevoct 

Charles Cariventer Monte niue 

Deborah Carpenter....; Louixe Km. nda 

Sur.anne >^<:hu.vler In ne Itieh 

Stephen OConnell. Theodore Von Kill 

DaHuB <"arpenter F"ranl( Currier 

l/oulse Carpenter Kulalie Jensen 

Mrs. WInahlp Llla Leslie 



That there is no visible kick to 
"Eeing Kesnectaliie." but thiit there 
Is an unseen wall<ip fur a great 
m.any, will not help this picture 
much at the box office unless it is 
strongly promoted b.v the exhibitors. 
It's one of those "What Would You 
Have Done?" affairs, and here there 
Is a logical as well as sexy reason 
for it. 

Probably the Warner Bi-others' 
press department alre.idy has taken 
up this item, and it should hold up. 
While this Is a picture that only 
In part appeals to the flapper trade, 
If the proper query Is put before the 
public, all will become interested In 
the fourth angle to the tri.mgle. 

The picture runs as though the 
director had one eye on the set and 
the other on the censor. Everything 
is squared before or Immediately 
after. Just a little too much so, 
perhaps, for the best benefit of the 
Warners. 

Had the feature picture held Itself 
up for the element instead of the 
mob, the kind of a picture this one 
is. acknowledging its weakness of 
action, would have been an "up-lift" 
among the higher gr.ade. As it is 
now the picture fans will say It is 
inconsistent. Incongruous and Im- 
probable, albeit at the same time 
they will be Irresistibly di-awn 
toward the story with Its crudities 
<to save footage) always apparent, 
for the tale is of love. 

The query that should be pro- 
pounded is whether a man as weak 
as Charles Carpenter proved to be 
when he permitted his father to 
force him into an engagement with 
an unloved, could have withstood 
through exerting a will power he 
seemingly <lid not possess, the de- 
sire to run away with his beloved, 
after four ye;irs of a loveless mar- 
riage on his part. 

But the loveless marriage brought 
a child, and "a little child shall lead 
them" again came to the rescue. 
That was a scmi-naturnl result and 
should have been the big scene, but 
it wasn't. The big scene was when 
Suzanne C.irpenter (Schuyler) 
slapped her husband's face — that 
was a big scene! Rut only when 
mentally visualized, because the di- 
rector muffed it a mile. He had a 
real scene in hand there, but it 
passed off mildly, even to the work- 
ing up of it. 

Centering the action is the father 
of Charles, ,-i dominant parent who 
wanted to 'steer the marriage of his 
son, to prevent his marriage to a 
vamp, but why and how Marie Pro- 
vost as Valeria WMnship was a vamp 
isn't made known, and If a. vamp, 
what had she been doing during 
those four years? One of the many 
unexplained points. 

Anyway, all of the Ifs aren't so 
material — there the picture is. not 
a bad twist .at all to a hammered 
subject, and enough there to make 
the box office drag 'em if tackled in 
the right w.ay. 

Production o. k. and no criticism 
on direction through the story, which 
is not boisterous. 

And as for acting. Irene Rich 
takes everything away so thorottghly 
and convincingly .everyone else ex- 
cepting Louise F.a'zenda Is too mild 
to he noticed, including Monte Blue. 
Miss Fazend.a is doing a str.aight 
role in a love aside th.at is also ended 
with .an inconsistency. 

The exhibitor may say to anyone 
of a married couple or both: "Find 
the wallop in 'Being Respectable.' 
for it's there for married people. 

And just to add, "Being Respect- 
able" is a mighty poor title for this 
feature. Hime. 



THE GAIETY GIRL 

I'niverpal-.Tewcl production titarrlnp Mary 
Phllbln. Story fr..tii th" novel. "The In- 
herltor»." by I. A II. Wylie. A.l.ipled by 
Hernard >!c- 'onville. Directed b\' KinR 
napKot. Photopraph.^.l by Charle* S:umar. 
At the New York one ilny (July 31). Huns 
about 70 minut..^. 

Irene Tud t Miry Philbln 

William Tudor Jowph D.wlinK 

Owen Tudor S<. John William llalnen i 

I'anoy tirnee D.ii inond 

Kv;in lOvans Otto Hoffman 

Jurkin.o Jamea O, Marrows 

John Ker-h.iw De Witt JenninRfl 

Kit Kcishaw Frcimari S. Wood 



Trlt'l's !o'6e 



The most promising of the 
younger screen actresses. Mary 
Philbln, has in "The Gaiety Girl" a 
vehicle iha .while vastly more en- 
tertaining and artisticiilly produced 
than the avcra.'.;e release, is not uj) 
to her seemingly unlimited thc^pian 
powers. 

When Miss I'hilbin first startled 
the cinema world as the little Aus- 
trian girl in "The .Merry-fJo-Kound," 
the verdict was "Great, but she can 
only get away with a cerl.iin kind 
of roles." She followed with "FloI's 
Highway." as a little Bowery girl, 
giving another splendid perform- 
ance in a role largely diffiMcnt .al- 
though still of the humble cl.ass. 
Now to cinch her versalility she 
appears In "Gaiety Girl" as a little 
rtriti.'-h bluehlood. The' part does not 
give the oi.portunity lor claractor 

DTrlJ . OS : tJ^J^ :}tV. ^T^'^K "f'^'r ^^^ 
she gets every ' possible" <)unce of 



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MONTE BLUE 
IRENE RICH 
iOUISE nZEHDA 




werful tlomanHc 
Phohdrama Rie^ealin^ thai' 
Respeciahiliiy ij Often a Matii 
of Pom-i- ofVieuJ — and Con\/enicnce, 

fdepied from f he popular r)o>/e lbij G RACE H. FLANDRAU 
DirecM btj ' ■-- ^ PHIL ROSEN 




Wednesday, August 6, 1924 



P IT « I I T 'I V <Tl\ 

PICTURES 



VARIETY 



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jynipathetic appaal and •motion out 

*'suc« Ma« MMrii w«i aC h«r 
iMlcbt there ha» been no one on 
the icreen with Mlai Phllblna 
Mtenant wUt/xUness. She ia not 
fclcUy a t>eauty physically, but It 
li iTto be doubted It a« Joveljr a Bnre 
^ baa ever be«i ■•«« *■ ■»>« preaent. 
i« the bride In the cloains momenta 
of this fllTi. Her weddinff^ dreaa 
,DUU ma»«uUne ^wera of descrip- 
tion to route, but It la Ideal, whether 
satin or silk, ruffled or straight, and 
trimmed with Irish lace or plain 
cheesecloth. 

But Universal has not done right 
by our new Mary thla trip. King 
Baggot directed with a good deal 
of skill an . the production Is nicely 
set but the story Is trite aAd the 
whole presentation. In aplte of many 
careful efforts at atmosphere and 
color, does not register as should a 
big Jewel special. 

* The plot in half a nutshell Con- 
cerns the little British aristocrat 
who Is tricked Into marrying the 
heavy when shejs t61d that her real 
Bweetl<> wr.s filled Ih Africa. Her 
grandfather Is dying In r overly and 
she hopes o brighten his last days 
by marrying- weaflh. The ceremony 
takes place. On the wedding night 
the bridegroom proceed* to get lit 
up and too arduous. But lovey 
, comes back from the Congo Just In 
time to see a chandelier obligingly 
fall on the drunken husband. That 
Raves the bride free to grab her 
true love and the audience Its hats. 
The clas*' between the bluebloods 
and the red has Itsjnoments of In- 
terest. The title "Gaiety Oirl" la de- 
rived from those scenej taking place 
at the gay London theatre at which 
the aristocratic IMtle lady dances 
nightly. These episodes are the 
most dlsa.-^polntlng In the picture. 
While It '.i true the British girls 

Say not be as worth glorifying as 
leir American sisters, there was no 
reason for Universal to pick such a 
frowzy aoJ aged looking crew aa 
represents the premiere British 
chorus here (page M- Chariot). 

William Haines as the herw. 
Freeman Wood as the heavy and 
Grace Darmond as a showgirl give 
(^ good performances, aa do the sev- 
■.eral character actors. De Witt Jen- 
' ningS will amaze the fans by prov- 
V ing he can play other roles than 
those of dotectlves. and police In- 
spectors.' The photography Is ptp- 
turesque with fine shots of the Brit- 
ish castle l.icluded. . 
"Gaiety Girl" Is no epic, but, 
' chiefly because of the charm of the 
^ star, ranks *M a good picture and 
1 should do well from a box office 
. point of view. 



thought Jutnplng from one theme to 
another In an effort to hold the 
thread of the tale. 

In production the picture is cheap- 
ly done and the glaring faults that 
stand out an the use of' painted 
back drops to represent building tops 
and the sets that are stock all the 
way through. 

The direction Is nothing extraor- 
dinary to speak of and the photog- 
raphy lo passable. ' 

There are several scenes where an 
attempt has been made to achieve 
bignesa, notably a cabaret shot, but 
the only effect obtained la to show 
that every effort was being made to 
hold down tke cost of the picfbre. 

Andree Lafayette at moments Is 
really pleasing la the picture, but 
she Is not the type that permits of 
close-ups, and the director should 
have passed up every one of these 
shots. There arc deep shadows and 
lines about her eyes that show up 
too strongly In the near shots. OX 
the supporting cast James Conatant 
and Ed.TlUon stand out as the^ear- 
'est approach to players. Bernard 
Randolph as the heavy overacted his 
scenes horribly and almost mac^^e a 
«emedy of what Is Intended to t>e a 
drama. Fred. 



WHY GET MARRIED 

An indeiMiKlent, itftrrlns Andrae Lafay- 
Mtc. 8bown at the Stanley, N. T., Ana. 1, 
UKM. Rnnnlms Mom, M nilnutea. 

fanet Carroll Hqiea Fsrcassn 

flm Allen , JajBM OoaMaot 

Itorcia WaiBwrlrirt Andra* Lafayvtta 

facie WaiBwrtabt Jack PMTtn 

^ fobn Strona Bdwln^. Tllton 

Itodn«y Strona. Barnard Randolph 

This is a biuineaa drama of the 
fctereotyped program quality that 
Quallfles the picture to play the 
kfnaller dally change houses, but that 
i Is about all. The production can also 
Cet by as the weak sister on double 
program bills In the better houses. 

The Btory is that of a man and 
Woman who both contlnae In buat- 
aeas though auurried. The woman 
achieves fucoeas while the husband 
at first achieves nothing but failure. 
This brings discord, and the pair are 
almost on the verge of parting when 
an Uicldent In life brings them to- 
tether again. The wife c^mes to the 
realiaaUon that her place to achieve 
happiness Is In the home. 

RtMinlng parallel with their atory 
u that of another young couple 
where the wife undertakes the home 
duti«8 and the husband becomes the 
•ole breadwinner, finally climbing to 
the top of the ladder' of sueceas. 

The continuity as screened la poor, 
and one has «onsUntiy to keep one's 



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MICHIGAN FILM REVIEW 

JACOB SMITH, P4ibliflMr 
415 Free Prsjs BIda. DETROn 

NSW ADDKKSa 



THE BACK TRAIL 

ITntveraal produrtlon, atarrtac Jack 
Hoxle. Written by Walter J. Coborn. 
Hcenarlo by Isidore Brrnstcln. Directed 
by CliSord Smith. At the New Tock 
one day (July Z») aa half the bill. Buna 
tl mlnutea. 

Je;t Provty Jack Hoxle 

A Tramp Alton Stone 

Ardia Andrrwa Eu|«nia Gilbert 

Harry King Claude Payton 

Jim Lawton , Billy I^ter 

Judge Talent William MeCull 

Shorty Buck Connora 

Curry. .\ fat Harmon 



Exceptional photography and 
lioraemanship are the two things 
one expects to find In every West- 
ern, no matter how puerile the 
story, amateurish the actors or in- 
expert the direction. In "The Bacn 
Trail," Jack Hoxie's latest Universal, 
the expectation refrarding the- cam- 
era work and the equestrian prowess 
win t)e more than fulfilled. Outside 
of that there is little favorable to 
be said of the production; Just one 
more in the long string of mediocre 
Westerns. 

The photography particularly is 
glorious. Ironically enough, the man 
at the camera Is not credited in the 
billing or preliminary announcement. 
But to him and to Clifford Smith,, 
directing, must go credit Sot some 
of the finest shots of the Rocky 
Mountain country ev«r seen. At all 
times are the figures of the story 
backgrounded against scenes ex- 
pressive of nature's grandeur at It* 
best. ' 

The horsemanship of Hoxle and 
his company of cowboys, hustlers_ 
and cow punchers is also- above parr 
If there la one thing that Hoxle can 
do well. It Is to ride that white steed 
of hlB. 

The latter starts In a bit more In- 
terestingly than usual, with Hoxle a 
shell-shocked veteran who has lost 
his memory. A blackmailer pins a 
series of past Crimea on him, and 
the heroine seta about reforming 
blm, only to learn that he wasn't 
resiMnslble for all the misdeeds, af- 
ter all. 

The story soon deteriorates into 
the usual series of chases, scraps, 
kidnappings and resciies, with the 
villain and hl» gang bent on stealing 
the aerolne's property and her big 
boy cliallenglnc them to try It. 
Hoxle is O. K., but Universal would 
act wUely If they left him aa a 
ro<|gh-and-ready cowboy rider rather 
than attempt to make a matinee Idol 
out of him. As It Is, they jammed 
the action by inserting far too many 
close-up* of him. 

The leading woman Is a newcomer, 
Bugenla Gilbert, and her beauty and 
appeal should be added to the pho- 
tography and horsemanj^lp ^ the 
only outatandln* bita of * conven- 
tional film. 



CALL OF THE MATE 

Phil Ooldatona tprodnctlon. (aaturlna 
William Fftlrbanka. Directed by Alvln 
J. Nelti and ph»to«r«phea ky Roland 
Price. Written and adapted by Jelea 
rarthman. At the New York one day 
(July 29) aa half tha bUl. Runs <l 
mlautea. Ca»t Includea Porotby Rovler, 
MUlon Roaa. BllUe- Bennett, Earl Cloae. 
I>rall KiUtr, Stanley Bingham, Jlarguerite 
Neits. 



pictui-es recently produced by Phil 
Goldstone. ^ 

It dorlvea its name.> peculiarly 
enough, .from a Uttle thistle In- 
dulged In by the hero when he feeft 
like mastering beats or women. He 
haa learned thla pq^t«ot musical 
symbol in a clrcua. and whenever 
the heroine or the wild horse of the 
story gets a trifle zippy he crushes 
them with his melodic power. 

The rest of the story Is perhaps 
as unbelievable but not as ridicu- 
lous. There are the girl's cfank/ 
father and sullen brothers, the vil- 
lainous gambler ard the wrongel 
dance-hall gal with her fatherless 
child. They call her "Frivolous Sal," 
and the press matter claims that she 
loves. the hero with 4 love of a tid 
woman for a good man: 

80 when the gambler takes a shot 
at him she steps In the way and gets 
more than her share of lead. As 
she Is dying she begs the hero to 
marry her before the end and give 
her little girl a father to take care 
of her. IBInoe she has saved his life, 
he^ .cannot refuse, whereupon the 
naughty lady turns right around «nd 
?^ts well. 

The unwilling husband Is In a fine 
fix. He cannot exactly hppe that she 
\ ::t die. and yet he knows that love 
In the form of his real sweetheart 
is watting for him elsewhere. But 
his wife is conveniently murdered, 
and although the blame is - first 
pinned on him, they finally get the 
real culprit, the gambler, and every- 
thing is serene. 

The lighter moments of the plot 
come with the efforts of the hero to 
tame the girl, a self-willed little 
vixen ^'ho Is extremely handy with 
her riding whip. After he lands he"- 
he's up against her fanilly. and this 
too. takes more than the w]itstle. 

The photography, particularly In 
the exterIo»-3, Is ej»e-gratifylng, and 
the direction and continuity satis- 
factory. William Fairbanks makes 
a neat Job of the lead role. He suf- 
fers, however, from the plaint both- 
ering almost all the Western boys 
except Mix and Gibson — an overdose 
of seriousness and too few lighter 
moods. Dorothy Revter Is sufficient- 
ly charming and the balance do goo1 
wtSrk. 

Those patrons of the cheape' 
houises who like Westerns (and ap- 
parently they are more than legion) 
will consider this one "grand and 
glorious romance" of Ita kind. In 
general it measures up aa a pretty 
fair effort. _ 



FIOHTmO FOB JUSTICE 

J. Joaaph Sametb prodaetlon. dlatrltnited 
tbroegk Madoc Salea Cart>.. and atarrtng Art 
Aoord. Directed by Walter de Couroay. 
Scenario by J. Anthony Raatdi. At the 
Stanley. New rork, July >!, oaa day. Roa- 
olna Itaa. 83 mlantaa. 

Sam C!alrert Paul Walgel 

Shirley Paytoa Vaaa TnHuit 

Bulleta Barnard i.^ Art Aaord 



"Call of the Mate" has more sub- 
stajice to Its plot than the average 
We.stern film and It ranks as con- 
siderably better than most of the 



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Another Inexpensive western made 
from Form 14 of the Scenarists' 
Union. While the story is so much 
trijw, it has been strung together 
wlin such good^nd swiftly moving 
continuity the film takes on an un 
deserved Interest. 

Bullets Bernard Is the hero. Shir- 
ley Payton Is the heroine. Paul 
Welgel is the Big Hearted Jake. 
Two villains figure, plus a Judge and 
prop sheriff. 

A few hills, pine board huts and 
horses, plus shooting, make up the 
picture. 

The hero Is wrongly accused of a 
hold-up. The heroine still loves htm. 
Big Hearted Jake, who has fallen 
from grace to booze, meets him when 
they're both put In the same Jail cell 
Aa Jake was once a lawyer, he of- 
fer* to plea his friend's ease. He 
advises him to skl|>-'-«nd Bullets 
do^ so Just In time to catch one of 
the villains running off with bis girl. 
He lassoes the villain, brings him to 
coiat and then show's the opposition 
lawyer |Q> to be a scondrel. 

Stirred well and strained into the 
fifth reel, this resulted In a clinch 
fadeout followed by one of those 
"Several 'years later" subtitles and 
a kid wearing his old man's felt. 

/LtMtik does little fancy riding and 
little acting, but bis part Is Ingra- 
tiating. "V^ane Truant, the girl, is as 
stolid a leading lady aa could be 
tised with safety. Paul Welgel's 
character work aa Culvert ia the 
outstanding' thing of the picture. 

It:B okeh for the small houses 
where Hiudlences aren't too particu- 
lar. BUk. 



SHYEK'S BT-FSOOUCT 

Los Angeles, Aug. i. 
Norman Sproul, industrial engi- 
neer for Universal, says he has been 
able to evolve a method to reclaim 
the silver used in the development 
pf picture films and celluloid In the 
nims. His plan calls for the silver 
recovered from the hypo and the 
emulsion of discarded negative and 
positive prints and the celluloid to 
be disposed of to paint, patent 
leather and shoe polish oompanlen. 



"Market Price" for Agnes Ay res 
"Her Market Price" Is to be the 
title of the screen version of "The 
Eleventh Commandment." In which 
Agnes Ayres Is to be starred with 
Paul Power directing. 

Tha rights to the plecp.ypre s; 

Alton. 



132,(598266 FEET OF HLM 

EXP0R1ED IN 11 MONTHS 



Stiatisti<^ Show Increase of Ten Million Feet — lmpor> 
t^tioiu Decrease Over Three Million — Records 
|or May 



Washington, Aug. i. 

Exports of American produced 
1 otlon pictures Increased ever 
three million feet durlhg the month 
of May, 1S24, when compared with 
the same month In lt2S, accordkts 
to figures of the Department of 
Commerce. Elxporta for May. 1924, 
toUled 12,227,026 feet, against 9.211.- 
262 feet In May, 192S. 

Argentina Jumped into the lead 
for the ii jnth under review with 
1,62<,272 feet, which Is more than 
twice the amount they received 
during the same month a year ago. 
The United Kingdom, Japan and 
Australia also made large Increases 
in iie amount of footage received, 
in most cases running about the 
same as the increase n^ted above 
in reference to Argentina. Canada 
la the only country* to disclose a 



drop, being less than a decline of' 
200.000 feet. 

Taking the fiscal year of the gov- 
ernment, June 1, 1921, through May 
11. 1934, a period of 11 months, film 
exD<vta o^ completetl pictures from 
this country totaled 132,698.2(8 
feet, against 122,867,216 In the same 
period of time In the preceding year. 
An Increase of close to 10,000,000 
feet 

That the Interest In foreign-mad* 
productions Is fast waning Is evi- 
denced by the import figures, which 
disclose the total fOotace of film 
received In this ootuitry la Hay, 
1924. as 801,826, against 481,72< feet 
In May, 1929. The total ln\ports for 
the 11 months la tha ourreat fiscal 
year reached 4,128,794, against 
7,672,408 for the same period last 
year. A decrease of over 8,000,000 
feet 



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Having brdken all Summer records for dollar 
intake at the Rivoli last week and for the 
unanimous enthusiasm with which the review- 
ers raved over- it, "Manhandled" continues its 
amazing run at the Rialto this week. Here is 
by long odds the film sensation of th« new 
season! 

Adolph'Zukor and Jes.se I>. Lasky present 

GLORIA SWANSON 

In "Manhandled" 

Allan Dwan Production 

By Arthur Stringer. Screen play by Frank Tuttfe ^ 

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VARIETY 



CHAUTAUQUAS 



Wednesdlqr, August 6, 1924 



What Makes Small Towns? 

'^ChautauquaSy'' Says Trimble 



"God mad* th« country. ' ; , 

Man mad* th« city. >*°- 

'Xhautauqua mad* th« amall town." - 

In this brief, succulent faablon Nelaoa Trimble, circuit manager 
of tbe Midland Chautauquas, explained why the Chautauquas stick' 
to the small towns, and do not, except In a few Isolated caacs, at- 
tempt to play the cities. 

'H'here are more thinlcers, 10 to 1, in the small towns than in tha 
eitlaa," continued IMr. Trimble. 

'TThe cities are hard to please and hard to collect from, once you 
have pleaseQ them. The people have * superficial idea of life. They 
do not want to hear lecturers, but want instead to be entertained. 
In the small town the folk will listen to the lecturers, applaud them, 
and pay to hear them. 

"All of whkh explains," Mr. Trimble says, "why the Chautouqua 
atlcks to the smaH time and does jiot attempt to win the ciUes to 
Its poUcles." 



KLANLECnlRER 
UNDER mOOO 
sBAH 



S. Glenn Young's Latest 
Charge Is with Conspir- 
acy to Mteder 



GASOLINE FIRED 

KLANTAUQUA 

IHEEUNG 



Tent Burned at Chicago 

Heights by K. K. K.' 

Enemies 



CHADTADQUA SKAKER 
FUMED AS MURDERER 



Chicago, Aug. ,5. 

Elnemies of the K. K. K. recently 
flred a Klantauqua tent at Chicago 
Heigbts by throwing a can of gaso- 
line on the sfdewall. The Klantau- 
«•» was in progress, at the time, 
but no one was injured. Four hun- 
dred dollars' worth of sidewall was 
destroyed. 

Wkile KjanUuquas afe in prog- 
ress, the Klan throws a line of 
guards about the tent They were 
unable to stop the man who threw 
the gasoline and the torch. They 
did, however, secure his name and 
are bringing suit. 



TENT REP SHOW 
JUUNCnON 



Murphy's Comedians Find 

Way to Continue 

at Glendale 



Norman Luce BeHeved Slayer 
of Garage Man by Daven- 
port, la.. Authorities 



Davenport, la., Aug. E. 

Simultaneously with the launch- 
ing of a nationwide search for Nor- 
man Luce, 34, Chautauqua speaker 
and habitue of tbe underworld, an- 
nouncement was made that Daven- 
port's murder mystery, the slaying 
of Ethel Collicott garage man whicb 
has baffled the authorities for 
months has been solved. 

Luce is pointed to as the slayer. 



IflUord, ni.. Aug. S. 

S. Olenn Toung. militant prohibi- 
tion agent and now a grant! lec- 
turer at Klantauqnaa, ha» sur* 
rendered In Bast St. Louis to war- 
rants charging conspiracy to murder 
Arch Newman, owner of the Arling- 
ton hotel In East St. Louis. 

Toung met the necessary Item of 
$4,000 for oaM, whlqta raises his total 
of ball money be Is out on t» 
$204,000, under various charges. 



LLCA. LETTER 
ON MEMBERSHIP 



FELT HURT; 

SKMomns 



Fitchburg, Mass., Aug. 6. 

Chari^ed with shooting at Urho 
Suronen, of Mason, N, H., after 
some cutUng remarks had been 
made about the violin playing of 
Herman Rilpenen, the latter, when 
arraigned in court here July SO, ap- 
pealed a six months sentence. He 
was charged with asauIUng Suronen 
with a loaded revolver) 

Rlipenen said that Suronen 
crowded him into a corner after 
making remarks about bis violin 
playing and started to slap bis face. 
He tried to protect himself by 
shooting at Suronen. 



TALENT RESTRICTED 



Los Angeles, Aug. 5. 

Murphy's Comedians, a tent rep 
company playing under canvas out- 
side of Glendale, which had been 
given notice to either vacate by 
Aug. 1 or erect a permanent struc- 
ture on the site, did neither. They 
obtained an injunction from Judge 
Tork in the Superior Court restrain - 
Idk tha cov.nty commissioners or 
county police from interfering with 
their performance or revoking the 
license «>ending the argument of the 
motion for a permanent order on'> 
Aug. 15. 

Murphy has purchased the site on 
whicb his company is showing and 
Intends building a permanent 
structure, but the plans will not be 
ready until Sept. 1. In the mean- 
time the show requests permission 
of the court to remain on the site 
Without interference on the part of 
the authorities. 



The Swarthmore Circuit Says 
Where K Cannot Appear 



Chicago, Aug. S. 

Talent on the Swarthmore circuit 
of chautauquas has beyn forbidden 
to appear before Rotary, Kiwanis, 
Lions or any other club organiza- 
tions, as well as forbidden to talk 
from radio stations. 

Two exceptions are made In the 
rule. They apply to advance men 
and superintendents, who for po- 
litical reasons are allowed to appear 
when necessary. 



Denies Report That Ly- 
ceum and Chautauqua 
Mgrs. Have Agreement 



Kpop Vaudeville Shows 
^ t For Rural Sections 

Aurora, III., Aug. 8. 

Something new in outdoor shown 
Appropriate for small rural commu- 
BlUss and villages away from tbe 
k«aten track In Wisconsin, Iowa and 
Minnesota has been Invented by the 
Vbompson Brothers of Aurora. 

The innovation takes the form of 
a road show, pictures and vaude- 
vUls. Three shows have basn or- 
ganised under the following man 
■gsrs: Show No. 1, Frank H. Thomp- 
son, manager; Show No. 3, Leo A 
Thompson, manager; Show No. t, 
R. Ed. Thompson, manager. V. E. 
Thompson is general manager. 

To soctire electric light service for 
tbs picture machinss and stage pur- 
poses ths shows all carry their own 
•l|ictrl<^>n|rfit'(laMA, H(e*'p(kHei'-r^' 
Cut A aiMBoa btlncrftirnlsted j»r Ford 
Murs, with ths uso of power attach - 



Klautauquas in Illinois 

Chicago, Aug. 5. 
The Klantauquas will make the 
fol^wing townr In Illinois this 
month: Rock Island, 7th; Rock- 
ford, 9th; Sandwich, llth; De Kalb, 
12th; Morrison, ISth, and Dixon, 
14th. 



Appreciation of 
Chantaoqna^-Gerwig 



Buffalo, Aug. 5 
The Roycroft press has Issued 
a book by Oeorge W. Oerwig en- 
titled "Chautauqua, an Appre- 
ciation." 

The subject matter covers :n 
a very thorough way Lake Chau- 
tauqua as au institution. 

The' children's viewpoint, the 
tired business man's angle and 

r^yi Ph»ta»v<m«fVma)« to.the 

cultlvat§d ^re $11 g'v^n scpar^t^ 
fhiifMi. ' " 



' Chicago, Aug. 6. 
The International Lyceum and 
Chautauqua Association Is sending 
out a form letter to all members 
entitled "Statement by Managers." 
Th* letter outlines the policy In 
uso by Chautauqua ' and lyceum 
managers In regard to talent that 
does and does not belong to the 
International Lyceum and Chautau- 
qua Association. 
The letter follows: 
"To those who ask 'of what busi- 
ness value Is membership In the 
International Lyceum and Chautau- 
qua Association?' the following of- 
flclal' statement, by managers, 
should prove of interest, as It gives 
their declared pnrposo of favoring 
our members. / 

"It 'having been reported to the 
Lyceum and ChautAiqua Managers' 
Association that there Is a feeling 
among some of tbe members of the 
I. L, C. A. that the managers have 
entered an agreement not to make 
talent contracts during the I. tt, C. 
A. convention, on motion of Paul 
M. Pearson, the secretary was In- 
structed to advise the executive 
secretary of the L L. C. A. 

"That no agreement exists, that 
such a matter has never been dis- 
cussed by the managers, and that 
such is not the feeling of the mem- 
bers of the Managers' Association. 
"Pursus and Annoy" 
"If any Impression such as this 
has been g^en it Is because of a'f 
few unfortunate Individuals who 
have seemed to pursue and annoy 
managers, and who are not them- 
selves Interested In the affairs .of 
the I. C. L. A., but come to the 
convention to hang about the lobby 
in order to meet managers instead 
of attending the convention ses- 
sions. On the contrary, it is the 
fe'^llnK of the managers that prefer- 
ence In the matter of engagements 
should be shown talent holding an 
I. C. L. A. membership." 

'The letter Is signed by Hhrry Z., 
Freeman, secretary of the Lyceum 
and Chautauqua Managers' Associ* 
at ion. 

In connection with the above let- 
ter, it might be. pointed Vut that 
some Chautauqua' circuits have at- 
tached to their employment con- 
tracts a membership in the I. L. 
C. A. 

As pointed out Jn a previous is- 
sue of Varlsty, to leave this space 
vacant,' when signing for a sea- 
son's work, means to run the risk 
of not meeting "with approval." 



(Editorial in ymo Tork "Time^ 

CHAUTAUQUA. 

It is 60 years this week sine* 
the first "Chautauqua" was 
held. The name had bean 
given to a town, a county, a 
lake and a geologic -period. It 
Is now known by millions Who 
have never heard of tb« rock 
of this name belonging to ths 
Upper Devoihan period, or the 
placo of its outeroppAig in- 
western New Tork. Chatltau- 
q«a is now as much a part of 
the American educational sys- 
tem as the Chautauqua rock is 
of Its geological formation. 
Other strata may hide it in 
time. But it win have made 
its imperishable deposit in the 
buildi^ up of American char- -j 
acter' and aspiration. 

'Chautauqua" is the 'length- 
ened' shadow" of two men who 
stood on the shore of lAke 
Chautauqua 50 years ago — Dr. 
John H- Vincent, thr preacher 
who became bishop, and Lewis 
Miller, the maker of mowing 
machines and reapers. The 
"C(tautauqua Idea" was orig- 
inated and was developed by 
these two men in mutual un- 
derstanding. It has in this 
half-centiiry, beginning with 
the study of the Bible in a 
summer camp, extended Its 
program to Include many of^ 
the subjects of a university. 
Its instruction and entertain- 
ment ar« now given not only 
in the grove by this lake, but 
in thousands of centers; and 
its audiences are drawn from , 
"well over 10,000,000 people." ' 
The philosopher, William 
James, describing (the parent 
Chautauqua, said of it: 

Tou have' culture, you have 
kindness, y^ have cheap- 
ness, you have equality, you 
have the best fruits of what 
mankind has fought and ble^ 
and striven for under the 
name of clvUixation for cen- 
turies. You have, lu short, 
a foretaste of what human 
society might be, were It all 
In jthe light, with no suffer- 
ing' and no dark corners. I 
went In curiosity for a day. 
I stayed for a week, held 
spellbound by the charm and 
ease of everything, by the 
g>idd)«-class itaradise, with- 
out a sin, without a victim, 
without a blot, without a 
tear. 

His only complaint was that 
the ideal was so completely 
victorious that no sign of 
heroic struggle remained. But 
he was a lecturer and perhaps 
was not ^ware of the heroic 
effort of the many to get what 
seemed to him to be the quin- 
tessence of the 'commonplace 
and to be so easily and cheap- 
ly won. 

With all the contempt which 
intellectuals have poured out 
upon it in its half-century of 
existence, Chautauqua has 
made a wholeson'e contribu- 
tion to American life. It is 
not too much to say of it what 
Theodore Roosevelt said when 
it was some years younger 
than it is now, that it is "the 
most American thing in Amer-. 
lea." This praise Is dispraise 
only tv those who have qo 
sympathy with democracy's 
endeavor to help itself. 



TALENT RIDING: 
CONVENTIONS 
■TOPIC ■ 



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Klantauqua in Church 

Belvldere, III., Aug. 6. 

Unwilling to agree to the condi- 
tion that "there be no utterance of 
sentimsnt that would tend to create 
dissension among the citizens of ths 
community on account of race or 
creed, "the local Klan organisation 
was denied privilege Of the use of 
park board or board of education 
terotiiidS.'* • ' ' ' ' ' 

The Klantauqua, schedfalM t^ a* 
open air meeting, was then trans- 
ferred to the Methodist Church. 



DEHC1T0F$1,142 



Olens Falls, N. T-, Aug. 3. 
I A deficit of $1,142 was incurred 
in staging the recent Swarthmore 
Chautauqua here. The committee in 
charge has called'upfln the guaran- 
tors to pay $11.42 each. 

Last year, when the number of 
guarantors was smaller, each Isdi- 
vldual was asked to liquidate about 
four times as much as this year. 

The Chautauqua is Just being es- 
tablished in Olens Falls, last year's 
entertainment being the first. 



Chautauqua on College Land 

Monmouth, III, Aug. 6. 
Arrangements have been made by 
John Lugg, secretary of the Mon- 
mouth Chautauqua Association and 
contractors in ch'krge of the work 
on thd new Monmouth College gym- 
nasium, by which the Chautauqua 
may be held on the college grounds, 
th« btilld«r#a^rMlhg f0'dl4MJ"lb#1dt> 
for the week of the summer pro- 
gram beginning Aug. IS. 



Coming Up at Winona 
Lake 3ept. 15-18— Mai- . 
ter Important 



'■": " '^ . Chleago,°Aug. I. 

'Transportation eomfort and con* 
veoionce for obantauqua talent" 
will be the main tiirass at ths 
forthcoming annual .convention ot 
Um Intern&tlonal Lyceum and 
cBautauqua Association, ta b4 held 
at Winona. Lake, Ind., Sept. 16-18. 

Tbe Chautauqua has tried all 
methods of transportation. This 
year the automobile has played an 
important part In getting talent 
from town to town, and in lessen- 
ing traveling expenses. 

The automobile has its draw- 
back — ^muddy roads, long rides and 
the- bedraggled appearance when the 
talent finally arrives- at destination. 
AU this wiU b« thrashed out at ths 
convention. * 

On the other hand, the chautau- 
quas have made a determined ef- 
fort to lessen travel costs. They do 
not wish to give up the automo- 
biles, but so many ot the perform- 
ers are complaining seems some- 
thing must be done. 



KEV-CmrSTAND, 
INDIANAPOLIS 



Midland Chautauqua Is 

Brealdng-in Town 

Aug. 7-11 



Indianapolis. Aug. 6. 

A Midland Chautauqua, operated 
by Myers A Trimble, is bo<dced to 
play the ^ames Whitcomb Riley 
School Playground, 40th and Capi- 
tol avenue, Indianapolis. Aug. 7-11. 
It is the first Chautauqua in a stats 
very partial to this form of amuse- 
ment to play the key city. 

Breaking precedent a trifle, ths 
Midland organlsaUon will open on 
a Thursday, and showing on ths 
Sabbath, will give the last perform- 
ance Monday night (Aug. 11). 

As a rule, chautauquas open on 
Monday and show during the week, 
departing Sunday night for the next 
stand. 

Myers ft Trimble are anxious to 
break in Indianap^ls. and so bavs 
arranged the dates to suit the guar- 
antors. , 

The program will b«: Cleav or 
Opera Singers; Arthur Mooss» 
magic; Dr. Osorgs W. AlUson. 
Jsnny Llnd Duo. Roberts Llttls 
Symphony, Lucille Kemp. Boyd 
Concert Party, Daddy Long-Legs, 
M. C. Hutchinson, Norman V. 
Pearee, Melba Rhodes, Rocky 
Mountain Warblers. Joel W. East- 
man and Oen. James Tandy Ellis. 



"Pair of Sixes" Attraction 

"A Pair of Sixes" Is now beinf 
played as a Chautauqua attraction, 
routtsd out of the New Haven ofllces 
of the Chautauqua bookers, with 
dates lined up to Labor Day. 

This is one of ths Tupner-Owen 
Productions^ with' Vtvlaq Kellems 
playing the lead. In ths supporting 
cast appeal Seth Arnold, Henry 
Oehler and William "Lee. 



Tent Show Seats Slip 

RhineUnder, Wis., Aug. 6. 

The bleacher seats of the J. B. 
Rotnour tent show gave wair prior 
to the evening performance bore, 
causing severe injurlss to several 
people. 

The management attributed the, 
acddeiit to boys climbing up and 
down t' e Jacks which supportod the 
seats. 



Abandoning Chautauquas 

Audubon, la., Aug. E. 
Indifference of the public and bad 
weather brought sorrow to the Slst 
annual Chautauqua program here, 
?wtth a deflelt 'Ot $ST«< ' - •■ 
' "♦ho^ dstaniflutifty'iOhib.rf Wtmofdre 
sponsoring the Chautauqua, has not 
signed for next year ' 



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OUTDOORS 



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OtSIDE STUFF 

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Qyp^lTiB U not' always' conhned to the lot or among strangers. Once 
in a while it 'ca&y be found among frlenda and in Times square, among 
companions; in tbls Instance, a mixed couple, and companions. And no 
one who knpws them will be surprised it they marry very shortly, Beforo 
the woman of the pair secured a divorce, she was (and Is) enamored 
of a man well known on Broadway. The woman has money and likes to 
gamble with roulette, her passion. 

Not of any steady source of income himself, her companion frequently 
was at a loss for ready cash. At those times he would whet his lady 
friend's liking for the wheel, and as she was never known to lose less 
than $26,000 at one sitting he could generally gauge his income for 
that evening before starting out. 

For as a "steerer," the house gave him 25 per cent of the play. The 
customary commlsh for an outside "steerer" Is 2S per cent of the amount 
lost by the person "steered." Many of those "stee.'-ed" won't believe It. 

Patsy Salmen Hurt 

Patrica Salmon .of the jphn Robinson Circus was Injured when falling 
from a swinging ladder at Kansas City. The extent of Miss Salmon's 
Injuries are not known, ishe .was examined by a local doctor, who had 
her placed on the show train. He stated there might be inferilal eompU- 

cations. 

Miss Salmon, since leaving the "Follies," has been with thte Robinson 
Circus. She rides in parade, does a singing act astride a White hctse 
and numerous other "All -In" duties. Including the ladder turn. 

The excessive hsat spell was given ai^ the cause for Miss Salmon's 

falling. . . 

, Does Aiuto RaQinq' Pay? .. i ■ 

The question has often arisen: Dofs automobile racing pay? This 
question has been answered most emphatically by the statement Issued 
by the contest board of the American Automobile Association during 1923, 
when close to $300,000 was distributed in prize money. .This amount 
covers 88 events, of which 66 were on-, dirt tracks. 

All-in-all, 834 cars were registered with exactly 525 drivers required 
to handle these cars. In addltlor. to the service of 210 mechanicians. 

Under- the official sanction of the A. A- A- board, 2.050 miles were run 
on speedways, and S",!?© on dirt tracks. - " 

The speedways got thei most money, edght big events Invovled prizes 
amounting to $206,000. compared against $91,075 on dirt tracks. 

In this year's racing list so far and the Season is still young, Jimmy 
Murphy tops thp list of riders with 1,095 points to his credit, with Cooper 
next with 600; Crum, 670; Fengler, 648; Hartz, 351; Comer; Hill, Wonder- 
hch and Milton being under 300 points, and Boyer, Durany and vail 
further down the list. • 



anything that oould posqlUy; bs used to advantage, let alone that cost 
money. 



$15,000 for Saratoga "Privileges" 
A rejjprt came back to New York from Saratoga just before the races 
for the month started Aug. 1, that the "privileges" for the August at the 
resort l)ad cost $15,000, and, in addltloi^ 25 per cent of the net winnings 
by the house. Of the $15,000, $7,600 had to be paid before the August 
started and the other $7,600 is payable Aug. 16. It is not reported as to 
whether *n:' conditions were made aS to style of playlnc or wheels to 
be used, but it is presume^ that, as usual, no restrictions were; put on. 



Gruberg's Worda and Actions 

The following telegram , to Thomas J. Johnson was read at, the February 
meeting of the Showmen's Legislative Committee. It was signed by 
RuUnGrubers (Rubin and Cherry Shows): 

'(Regret very miich my Inability to be with you during this meeting. 
Circumstances are such it was Impossible to get away. Any rules which 
you see. fit to adopt will be agreeable Xq me, and trust that you will put 
parkioular stress on matter I wrote you about, as we must prove to certain 
Individuals in- our business that the Showmen's Legislative Committee 
has power enough to forete them to use clean methods In their business. 
Mr. Cherry can act for me in all voting matters. 

"LET MB.REPEAT THAT THE SHOWMEN'S LEXJISLATIVE COM- 
MITTEE ttAS BEEN THE OUTDOOR SlfOW WORLD'S GREATEST 
BENEFACTOR, AND t Al^ WITll IT HEART AND SOUL. Best wishes 
and success fo.- your meeting." 

Could there be anything ipnore Inspiring and sincere! 

Rubin 6ruberg hfts contributed just $200 this year to the cause he calls 
the "Outdbor show world's greatest benefactor," 

Johnny J. Jones Said Little— But Paid 
Johnny J. Jones has paid nearly twice the amount into the Legislative 
Committee than any other carnival ownei*. ' Jones was one of the men 
who. at the meeting, had the least to say of any, and "did things" while 
the great majority of the others just promised. 



Plain Giypping 

One of. th) men responsible for obtaining the signatures of the various 
govamora of statea, endorsing the Showmen's Liegislatlve Committee, fdr 
which he was paid $100 per letter, took the money that he received from 
the clean-up organization and started a gritting show. 

It is also rumored that the said show, although playing under religious 
auspices, la such that It would take a Philadelphia lawyer to make head or 
tail of. One priest was smart enough to tla up all the proceeds until a 
settlement was made satisfactory to the auspices, or at least has them 
tied up at the present moment. 



O. D. MdrpKy Reported Wants to Sell 
There is a persIslent'r«!port that D. D. Murphy wants to sell the D. D. 
.Murpliy Showi arid that he Is dlsgustied with the way the show? have been 
handled. ' . ' ' 

It Is said that the management of the shows has not me^ with hl» 
• Pproval, that InaH^pntion to many detjails and the in and out running of 
— concessions, the .buying -back .anjl the running of a show for men only 
have had.piuclx to do/w^th t^ls.defilajpn. 

,'. . ; , , • . • ' 

Al Barnes' KSrouch . < 



"Billboard'a" "Policy''--Probably 
A recent communication In "The Billboard," purported ' to have been 
signed by a city commissioner of Fairmount, W. Va., In which it was 
stated that the -'lines had been drawn closer" in Falrmount and that only 
certain circuses would be permitted to api;>ear here in the future, waa 
"bunk" in its entirety,- and Mayor T. V. Buckey, whose attention was 
drawn to the article, was puzsled to contribute a reason for such an 
article. 

The letter stated that a copy of the complaint sent to "The Billboard" 
had bee.i sent to Mugavin, Ballard A Bowers. Mayor Buckey denied 
there was any complaint and, of course, any such communication sent. 
'The article statea th^t Idayor Buckey had 10 years with the Sun 
Brothers' Circus, which. Is a fabrication. "I have always been a circus 
fan," he says, "but I was never with d tircus or a tented organization." 
, The letter aeemed to center complaint on "gyplng" of patrons by those 
who sold articles on th^ seats- It speaks of adverse clippings In news- 
papers. There was no complaint, says Mayor Buckey, and nothing ad- 
verse appeared in th» newspapers. 

, Under the circumstances the .editorial observance of "The Billboard," 
following the letter. Is worth reproducing: 
. . Editorial NotS.^It la unfortunate Ithat (his Issue has arisen Just at 
this time. The Improvement ire the matter of business practice among 
privilege men has been so marked Akrithin the last two years and the 
standards so elevated that we had hoped to see them given a chance 
to satisfy themselves that "the better way meant better pay." We , 
rather hoped that they would meet | with encouragement — or at least 
I be Ifet alone for a seation. Besides tl^at there is profiteering and thiere 
is profiteering. What may be exorbitant and excessive in profit de- 
manded by a retailer with low rent land expenses, may be only a fair 
'. niargin when demanded by a show with its immense expenses due 
to its daily railroad charges and thd high cost of advertising, forage, 
; provender, etc. We repeat to reward their virtue with further exact- 
, Ing demands just at this time Is most unfortunate. 



NIGHT AUTe 

RACESATLA.I 

SPEEDWAY I 

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Ascot Equipped for Spei: 

cial Events Aug. 9-10 ; 



Los Angeles, Aug. 5. 
Night auto.noblle races will be. 
held at the Ascot Speedway Aug.' 
9-10. The track has been prepared, 
for the occasion, with lights strung 
au-ound the entire course for the >a-', 
trona to see. In addition to the racesj] 
a fire show will be held with flrede-j' 
partmenta from varioua {tarts <ef|: 
Southern California participating inl' 
the contests. 

, .Following the night event, Qeorg^ 
Bentel, pr'esldenti. of the Speedway ,^1 
announced that he weuhl hotd a 3M^<^ 
hour race, with stock cars aa tht ' 
contestants, late hi AuKuet. ' i . <{ 



GOVT. SUES MILLER BKOS. 



/~ Griftera in the Committee 

The Showmen's Legislative Committee never had a chance after It 
started admitting promiscuously to It^s membership. The books were 
thrown open, and grifters were taken In, known to be grlfters and to 
have been for years. It was not to have beeh ejfpected that these would 
change their tactics or spots. 

But Qji fop ^ of that the grifters wouldn't pay dues. That -was their 
error. For the small amount dues might cost the badge of respectability 
the S. O.-li.- membership gave them- wai well Vorth it. However, had not 
the Committee flopped In the natural course, the grifters would have 
klUed oft Its reputation for harboring cjean shows, and If not by the end 
of this searon. then by the end of nek^ It would have been known that 
the Committee In Itself or Its name cpuld gtiarantee nothing. 

It looks like a great .chance gone. While "^he reputable owners In the 
but<^oQrB. will j:p ahead as, they did before, the other fsietldn onde more 
wl(; IjaThV^^ 80 up against, closed condU|lond"for them, maypr's references 
and endorsements from, this chiefs and sheriffs they have staked. ' 

Dick Ctollins' withdrawal from the Cojmmittee Is the tip-oft it can't be 
done. '.Tom L, Johnson may have been theforetlcal, but Dltk Collin* Is 
practical and Collins rojist. have had som^ faint hope that maybe the 
clean up thing along the Committee's lines coUld be put over. He knows 
enough about the outdoprs ^o have known how hazardous that was going 
to prove and he knows after having bpen with the Committee nve or six 
months jus^ what chanpe ipfirn is Jn the outdoor field of rtiaklng ink turn 
Into milk. '■ . .: 



WANTS 



Rides and two or three good showtj far Sept. 9-12, McCenn<:lsville, O. 
John D. Barkhurst,. Secretary. 



Shows, concessions, amusements, games of skill, Day and Night Fair, 
Wapello, la., Aug. 25-28. John G. Keck, secretary. 



• Clean shows and nevf concessions for Barton, Vt., 
Jennings, superintend^t concessions. ■ ■ ..... •■ ,. , . 

A number of shows for big midway; percentage basis. 
8-12. E.' D. Carter, secretary. 



Sept. 2-4. Geo. E. 



Perry, la., Sept. 



Cd^cesslons, Ottawa, Kans., Sept. ,2-5. The Big Ii-ulr of. Kansas. 
Concessions, A. S. Welbel,., treasurer. AUentpwn Fair, Allentowii„ J>i;i, 

Thonias W. Soucew supeclhtendent of enfertalnmeril for the Kanawha 
Exposi^ioii and State Fpur-H .Fair, to be ,|held In Charljea^qn, W.j Ya., 
Oct. 6-11, says the problem qonfrpnting hlm'a^ the prese.nt time is that of 
securing midway attractions above the usual average of such shows, ye 
aiRka for Informatiqn »i\d states that he will visit shows within r^^sonable 
distance that may bo available for this date. i • 

Mr, Scuce cafl.be reached at 708 Peoples Exchange Building, Charlea-i 
ton, W. Va. ...,,. w -7 




Variety-Clipper Bureau, 
Evans BIdg., Washington, 
August 6. 

Requests for Amerlcan-niiade arti- 
cles reached the Department of 
Commerce from 30 foreign coun- 
tries, for the current week. These 
"wants" are gathered by this na- 
tion's foreign representatives, and 
as an example of the far-reaching 
nature of this service let a request 
from far-oft Palestine, where they 
want to sell automobile accessories, 
be cited. 

It is necessary to name the coun- 
try, the commodity, and the code 
number In replying, and the gov- 
ernment also requesta that the 
closest branch offices of the depart- 
ment be addressed. 

The direct purchasers Include the 
following: 

China, rosin (11216J; India, artifi- 
cial leather for upholstery <11254); 
Italy, dyestuflfs and intermediates 



(11251); Norway, porcelain letters 
tor display signs of all sizes (11221), 
automobile accessories of all kinds, 
particularly new Inventions (11245). 

The list of those desiring to adt 
as selling agents only Include the 
following: 

Brazil, medium-priced automo- 
biles (11243), rosin (two requests. 
11212 and 11215); China, motors 
and motorboats (11230); Cuba, con- 
fectionery (11190); England, can- 
dles, sweets and other confection- 
ery lines (11191); Egypt, ho&Iery, 
suiting— woolen and flannel— and 
ties, for men, as well as underwear 
(all 11240); Germany, low-priced 
automobiles and accessories :11230); 
Italy, radio supplies (11246); Java, 
typewriters (11187); Mexico, utility 
manifolds for low-priced autoikio- 
blles (11237); Morocco, low-priced 
automobiles (11236); Panama, ho- 
siery and clothing for men and 
women, also shoes and cotton 
goods (11236). 



yVould Recover 3,000 Acres of 
Land — ^Allege Obtained from 

t Indians by Fraud 

i 

Kansas City, Aug. 5, ';- .; 
I Suit for the- recovery of. 8,0Ofli '" 
acres of land owned by the IfUler ' 
brothers of the 101 Ran^h haa been 
filed In the Federal Court at .. 
(^uthrle, Okla. Thirty-nine tract* ' 
df land are claimed by the Govern- 
ment In Us petition for recovery. 

The bin of complaint allegea tha 
land was obtained fcom the Indiana,,; 
through fraud. The suit waa filed 
by Eustace Smith, special aaslstant 
to the Attorney-General ot tluu,. 
United States. , - .\ 

The defendanta named are Cteorcaj*..' 
t. Miller, Zack Miller, Joseph C. MH-.i^ 
l^r, owners of the 101 Ranch; Jt0 
Il.'Carson, W.'B.-Btvoks,- trustees «<it 
the 101 Ranch, and othera. - > « 



IlKriois Anierlban' Legidn Convtntien"' 
(THampalgn, HI., Aufif. -1. •'^ 
The sixth annual convetttlow ' of'-* 
tho Illinois department Of the 
Amerlcai) Liegirn will be held here . ' 
Sept. 1t4, Official caH for the^^t-!;. 
Ihg has be«a lp«u»d fnom ^.tli^ 
'^lodmlngton headquartera. 



-eaer 



AI.'G. Rarn^s ,of the Barn«» Olrcus. deples the "Clipper" r?por,t saying 
he does, not Ifavp, any dead horses on any lots, Barnes ^Id. not leave 
any dead hors^a oq any .Jot.. "OUpperV did no»t -say anything about dead 
horses. Thf> *xact i<©port,was"The JpffeTsop stneet lotv pw^iers were 
Incenaedto^ discover the piutlliited carcasses of-, two horses a few feet 
under their lot. afiM Ahe.sjfftji.* IjA^^fio^ft-'i'.) i.v ^j.ii.o >r i '.j-i' jl - j . ... 



Showmen's Day Sept, - 3 

Chicago, Aug. S. 

Showmen's League Day Is but a 
month oft, and the lists for dona- 
tions are in most cases in the hands 
ot the various shows asked to sub- 
scribe to this worthy charity. 

The lieague needs the money 
badly on account of the obllgatlon.s 
It ha.s taken over In the way ot 
taking care of Its members. 



Announce Two- Day Pair 

Aledo, IIL. Aug. 6. 
' Members of the George Norrls 
post. No. 484, Vmerlcan Legion, New 

Windsor, have announced a two- 
day fair for Aug. 28-29. It Is tho 
jlilan ot th» po.st to run thoi ^qilrJJ 



S. Chicago Affair Sept. 8-14 

ChlcagOr Aug. 5. 

The South Chicago Commercial 
and Industrial Exposition and Pa- 
geant win be held Sept. 8-14. The 
event Is sponsored by the South 
Chlcage Chamber of Commerce 
and Is under the direction of J. A. 
Darnaby. 

It will embrace merchanLs' exhib- 
its, outdoor entertainment and a 
big auto show. 



$1M Per Week H(OFm 

— ■ Can b» mad* with 

thia New OK Mint 
Vendor. Hava yon 
one U> your atorat , 
It sot order «na. tat^ '. 
ahr. We ahip td any 
reaponalbl* mersbant- 
operatlnc a Beatau- 
rant. Barber Shop, 
Clear. Drue or Oen- 
crnl Store, etc. 
Alio can uaa aeveral 
Routs Asenta te 
place 
te to M mac|ilaff,^ 

'Territory Open for All 8tat*a^^, 
Foj Particular* Writ* , , 

INDIANAPOLIS MINT Cd. 




N. 1. 



Career Neitt ttrtel anf Cavltal Ateai* 
INBIAMAPOLIS. INO. , 



MARSiOmD FAnt 






MftrhlifleM, Maa*., Auit:t9-U. Four pay*.' 

Pint of tho Falra. BlKirer and better thaai 
ever. No paina are being eparod to n>Aka, 
If the beat ever. Firiit-tlaitt Ilorsk Tiaif- 
Inr. Kunninir Race*, Vctldevllle and ntg-t 
Midway Attractions. Last Day Automo- , 
bile nacea. Secretary Nathaniel Phillip*' 
will be on the trounda daily until dkte^M . 
the Pair. Cnncesalona of all kind* aolttn,' 
citeid. Wm. a. Pord (be Coaeeaalon Hum, j>. 
Sav* theae datea. ''''- 



RAIN INSURANCE 

CoDceasionalrM' PartU, CarBtVal* eM 

Clrevase. Bpcctal Bate* '*"■ 

P/otect your Fair and Labor Day '" 
datea eipenaea. 
Application and cheek seven day* befor* 
daU I 

HARTFORD SERVICE ^ 

CHA8. O. KtLPATSICK 
Booknry Balldlaa, Chksaao, IIL 

' I ' I ' I III f"^ 

Canaries-CaKiis 
Concessioiis 

Parrotk faaey %Ir4* kaX 
«*■•* af alt klndat' 
Write tor imrtleinafm ji 
RAH MBVBB • CO.> I"' 
t« W. Washlutaa M«.» 




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NEUMANN TENT & AWNING Ca 

1419 Carroll Ave.. Chicago. Phone Haymarket 27,l5 

CRCUS and CiRNIVAL lENIS. and BMjNISS 




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HEART 



HEART 



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Mr. and Mrs. ARTIST: 



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WE ARE WORKING FOR YOU! 
but WE NEED YOUR CO-OPERATION 



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YOU NEED AND WANT MORE WEEKS OF CONSECUTIVE BOOKING 

THIS WE ARE GOING TO GIVE YOU 



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IN THE TEN DAYS SINCE THE W. V. M. A. ANNOUNCED IT WAS READY TO BOOK VAUDEVILLE THEATRES IN 

ANY cmr, 

NORTH, SOUTH AND WEST OF CHICAGO 

EIGHT NEW THEATRES HAVE SIGNED BOOldSG CONTRACTS WITH THIS ASSOCIATION. AND THE WORK 
OF EXPANSION HAS HARDLY BEGUN. 



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MANY OF YOU HAVE NEVER PLAYED THE SMALL CITIES OF THE WEST, NORTHWEST AND SOUTHWEST. 
THOSE WHO HAVE WILL CERTAINLY REMEMBER THE UNSATISFACTORY CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH 
THEY PLAYED. 

WE ARE WORKING TO BETTER THE PAST CONDITIONS AND WE ARE GOING TO DO IT 



WE ARE WORKING HAND IN HAND WITH THE LARGER VAUDEVILLE CIRCUITS TO RAISE THE STANDARD 
OF ACTS AND THE CONDITIONS FRONT AND BACK STAGE OF THE SO-CALLED SMALL-TIME CIRCUITS. 

WE ARE WORKING WITH THE VAUDEVILLE MANAGERS* PROTECTIVE ASSCOCIATION AND NATIONAL 
VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS TO BETTER CONDITIONS FOR 

BOTH ARTIST and MANAGER 

WE WANT YOU TO GIVE THE MANAGER YOUR BEST EFFORTS, AND' WE ARE CONSTANTLY URGING HIM 
TO MEET YOU HALF WAY. , , ^ _ _ . 



WE WANT YOU TO FEEL YOU WILL RECEIVE EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP YOUR ACT AND TAL- 
ENTS AND THUS MOVE UP THE LADDER TO THE TOP RUNG OF THE BIG TIME. 



WE WANT YOU TO HELP THE MANAGER TO SO IMPROVE HIS RECEIPTS THAT HE IN TURN CAN GIVE 
HIGHER PRICED SHOWS AND PAY HIGHER SALARY TO YOU— BUT 

WE NEED YOUR CO-OPERATION 

WESTERN VAUDEVILLE MANAGERS' 



Wednesday, Angnri 6, 1924 



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ARTIST 



The Agents Listed on This Page Are Working Solely for the Western 
Vaudeville Managers' Association. Make Application for Time 
Through Any One of These Agents or Write E)irect to 

THGIMS CAIilODY/ BOOKING MANAK W^ 

STATE-LAKE BUILDING, CHICAGO, ILL. 



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MAX 

RICHARDS 

AGENCY 

Capitol BuMding 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



WILUAM 

JACOBS 

AGENCY 

Wood's Thoatro Building 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



LEW 

GOLDBERG 

AGENCY 

Wood's Thaatro Building 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



WILUAM 

CUNNINGHAM 

AGENCY 

MORT INFIELD 
Assoc lata 

Wood's Thaatro Building 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



CHARLES 

CROWL 

AGENCY 

Wood's Thaatra Building 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



HARRY W. 

SPINGOLD 

ACj^NCY 

Wood'a Thaatra Building 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



JOHN H. 

BIUJSBURY 

AGENCY 

f 

Wood's Th«atr« Building 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



BILLY 

JACKSCm 

AGENCY 

MILTON BERGER 

Aaaooiata 
Loop End Building 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



TOM 

POWELL 

AGENCY 

Wood's Thaatro Buitdint 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



KEOUGH 

AGENCY 

Wood's Thaatra Building 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



HALPERIN 
and SHAPIRO 

AGENCY 

EMORY ETTEL80N 

Aaaooiata 
Stata-Laka Building 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



HARRY 

DANFORTH 

AGENCY, lac 

Loop End Building 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



JESS 

FREEMAN 

AGENCY 

Capitol Building 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



MALCOLM 

EAGLE 

AGENCY 

Loap End Building 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



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smoN 

AGENCY 

Wood's Thaatra Building 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



JACK 

GARDNER 

AGENCY 

Loop End Building 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



JOHN H. 

BENTLEY 

AGENCY 

Loop End Building 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



EARL 

AND 

PERKINS 

AGENCY 

Wood's Thaatra Building 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



' PRODUCERS WHO WILL STAGE YOUR ACT OR DEVELOP YOUR IDEAS 



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(HJVER 

and 

WESTON 

Wood's Thaatra BIdg. 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



GREENWALD 

and 

FAKR 

Wood's Thaatra BIdg. 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



FILL OUT THIS COUPON AND MAIL TODAY 



NAME OF ACT 

NO. OF PEOPLE lU ACT .......^ 

KIND OF ACT.............. ......^.... 

OPEN TIME ...T^^ 

DATE OF LAST APPEARANCE IN THE WEST. 
PERMANENT ADDRESS 



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ROGER 

MDRREIJ. 

Wood's Thaatra BIdg. 

CHICAGO, ILL. 


JACK 
FINE 

CapHol Building 

CHICAGO, ILL. 




HARRY 

Roras 

Wood'a Thaatra BIdg. 

CHICAGO, ILL. 




NAT 

PHIMJPS 

190 N. Stata Straat 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



ASSOCIATION, 



STATE-LAKE BUILDING 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



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OUTDOORS 



Wednesday, August 6, 1924 



SO. CAUF. PICniRE MEN CHANCE MIND 
ABOUT TENT SHOW BARRING ORDINANCE 



Will H. Hays Reported Interested — Council's Com- 
mittee Addr^sed by TWo Law Partners — Looks 
as if Barring Measure Is "Cold" 



lios Angeles, Aug. 5. 
Motion picture theatre owners of 
Southern California did a sudden 
"about face" In their campaign to 
have an ordinance passed which 
would , make tt practically impos- 
sible for tented amusements of any 
kind to pl*y In Los Angeles. This 
happened at a meeting of the health 
and sanitation committee, to which 
the ordinance was presented by the 
city attorney for approval. 

Joseph F. Seymour, attorney.- rep- 
resenting the picture men, wh^n 
th« hearing opened Informed the 
committee he had an amendment to 
the ordinance which was pending 
which would eliminate the circus 
from its stringent regulations. 
Seymour told the committee that 
he was simply trying to effect legis- 
lation which would eliminate the 
carnivaU and traveling tent reper- 
toire shows from the field and not 
affect other tented amusements. ' 

Just before Seymour spoke, Sam 
C. Haller on behalf of Ringling 
Brothers presented a letter of pro- 
test against the propo.sed ordinance, 
which he assorted was Illegal, un- 
Amerlean and class legislation. The 
letter asked a SO-day continuance 
of the matter until the outdoor In- 
terests could be represented. Chair-' 
man Mallard, however, decided that 
he would let the picture men have 
their way and Seymour then offered 
his amendment. 

Then the bombshell of the hear- 
ing was .filed when Attorney lasage, 
who Is SeymoCir's law partner, got 
up and began to upsei the plans of 
his associate by ^Jeclarln^ the, ordi- 
nance was not a constructive one or 
legal as prepared by the city atlor- 
ney, and that he did not believe the 
amendment wpuld either hold water 
In court*. He said that the people 
who were. In , favor of .legislation 
regjjlatlng . , on^doqr .. amusetn^nts 
wa,pted thfm to be cons.titullonal, 
and. that the, ordinance befor* the 
coinnJlttee wa^ not and that he felt 
the city council would not pass, it. 
He said that |t was absurd to try. 
and prohibit ^. circus from appear- 
ing, and that to eliminate the cfr^us 
from comp'ying with the law and 
force the ,,ttlle fellow to do so was, 
unconstitutional, as hazards, as far 
as the fire, buii,ding and sanitation 
regulations were concerned, were 
Just as important for the big circus 
as they wore for the little carnivals 
or shows. He said that the rarni- 
vals were annoying hi« clients, aa 
were the tent repertoire shows, 
which would play from 15 to 39, lor 
cations in the city and could not he 
construed as traveling organizations. 
Then he sugge.stpd that as the 
original petition filed by the picture 
men requested that a higher licen.se 
be •ffected for the regulation of the 
offensive shows, the matter bo re- 
ferred to the finance committee for 
action, and that the proposed ordi-' 
nance, which h^id, no lice.n^e pro-, 
visions in it, be allowed to be wl,th- 
drawn. lasage pointed out th^it, is 
far as the large circuses w(;i;e con- 
cerned the license at ; resent was 
big enough and his clients did not 
want to have It Increasei'. 

Sudden Turn of Front 

This sudden turn of front cau.sed 
Chairman Mallard to ask the at- 
torney whom he represented. His 
reply, to the amazament of M.allard 
and Councilman Allen, was that it 
waa the theatre owners. 

Mallard then announced that the 
committee would take the requests 
under advisement and announce 
their decision on Aug. 13. 

Following th« meeting a "Yarlcty 
" reporter made Inquiries regarding 
the sudden change by the picture 
men. He loamed that about five 
weeks ago the matter had been 
brought to the Will H. Hays organl- 
— zation and that It felt the way it 
was being handled was not for the 
best Interest of all concocned. When 
Mr. Hays was recently hero the 
matter was brought to his. attention 
and It Is reported he de<?lared. the 
proposed leglsatlon should be I'or- 
gotten. 

Picture Men Disgusted 

The diiy before the council conn- 
mlttee meeting, a spcclil meetirtg di 
tl* tiJctUt'd Wert Mid Hdia, 'ah* foH 
fc^ hours Seymour was asked to 



reconsider his attitude in the mat- 
ter. Seymour Informed his clients 
that he thought that the action he 
was taking was the right one and 
he would go jthead with It. He told 
them, however, that he had no ob- 
jection to eliminating> the eircus 
from the ordinance and said he 
would draw up an amendment to 
submit to the committee. However, 
his clients, it is reported, were not 
at all satl.sfled with its attitude and 
It is said the meeting was adjourned 
with the picture men going away 
disgusted. 

That night about midnight Glen 
Harper, secretary of the association, 
according to the report, was. called 
oin the telephone by a picture. pro- 
ducer-exhiMtor and informed that, 
regardless of Seymour's attitude, 
the legislation Jn Its present shape 
must be dropped. Harper the next 
day was present at the meeting, 
accompanied by Ia.sage. After Sey- 
naour had finished his talk lasage. 
It Is said, complied with the instruc- 
tions which had been given to 
Harper. 



JUDGE HENSHAW 

HAS SUED J. 

GEO.LOOS 



Will Sue All Members 

COMA Coming into 

-Oklahoma 



Chicago, Aug. S. 
Having atated he Intended to col- 
lect the |]:,000 past due him for ser- 
vices from the COMA, Judge Hen- 

shaw, of Oklahoma City, has started 
an action against J. George Loos, a 
member of COMA, which organiza- 
tion was taken over by the Show- 
men's Legislative Committee. 

Judge Henshaw says he will sue 
•very member of the COMA coming 
into Oklahoma until his claim is 
satisfied. 

The Judge's attitude is considered 
Justifiable since he received miser- 
able treatment from the Donaldson - 
formed organization, " 



"TT 



Dick Collins' Resignation; : ^ 

lorn L. JohnilbtiV Acceptance^ 

/■;'*■ ',■ \:''" . V' i.- ' '' if'"' CMcaaroy Aug. 1. 

Mr. Thoa. 3. JohniBOn, • • ' ' t ■ ■ ' i > . >-. 

Commissioner, 

Showmen's Legislative Committee, 
Chicago, 111. 
My Dear Commissioner: ' i ■ 

Realising that the preseitt state (rf flnanclal stringency with th«i 
Showmen's Legislative Committee, and feeling that with the meager 
support that you are recetvlng' from the'tnembers of the association, 
that every dollar counts, I hereby tender my resignation as deputy 
commissioner ito take effect at once. 

I felt that after 30 years In the outdoor show business that I 
owed a duty to the outdoor showmen to help them to the best of 
my ability .with your organization, but as I saw that a large number 
of them, who promised to support it have fallen by the wayside and 
no longer support, either you or the organlsa.tlon, financially or other- 
wise, It is not Rroi>er for me to be a further expense to the organlzt>> 
, tlon. Tou can tlierefore eliminate my name from the pay roll from 
this , diBite, Aug. 2, lM4- With best p^sonal regards, I am., 

' Yours very truly, 

., .. Dick ColUm. 



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Chicago, Aug. 4 
Mr. Dick Collins, 

Chicago, ' , • ■ ; 

Dear Mr. Collins: 

Your resignation dated Aug. 2 received, and .has been accepted. 

However, in accepting same, I do it with considerable regret In 
view of the fact that at the meeting in February, the outdoor 
showmen were enthused ^nd filled with promises. That since that ' 
time they have failed to send in sufficient donations. 

I appreciate the whole-hearted iriterest you have had in the out- 
door show t)uslne8s, which prompted you. to send in your resignation. 

I assure you that the outdoor showinen who are members of the 
Showing n's Legislative Committee have lost a valuable asset to 
you have done on their behalf. 

■ Assuring you-that this organization whshes you every success, ana 
their organisation, < and I want to assure' you alsb that' the loyal -in 
members of the organization .iy>preqlate the honest, h^rd work that- 'I' 
with, kindest personal regards, I remain, - >. ' " ■' • v* 

T. J. Johnson. > • >. 
Commissioner.- ■' 



J- 



OUTDOOR "DICTATION'' FLOPS 



(Continued from page ') 
maneuvered In a masterly way 
throughout the split of the theatrical 
managers over whom he presides. 
But Thomas L. Johnson, commis- 
sioner of the Outdoor showmen, as 
represented in the Showmen's Leg- 
islative iQopimittee. has discovered 
that be>, undertpoik an Impossible 
ti.sk. 

Mr. Johnson admits it, sayirtg he 
is thoroughly di?';;usted after an ex- 
I>erierce Of two years; durmg which 
Johnson sidetracked his extensive 
law practice to devote all of 'his ai- 
ttntion to "regulating" the outdoor 
aniu.sement field. It became a hobby, 
developed from a theory, with Mr. 
Johnson. 

The commUssjontr Jjelipved the 
gypsy caravan man had_ more In 
him than the public and periodicals, 
besides the- count: y's new.<^papers. 
would credit him with. Mr. Johnson 
acknowledged liis error and says 
that for every one of the carnival 
owners, members oi his committee, 
who could be relied upon to keep 
their pledges, t 'ere are five who are 
unreliable. 

Another disgusted veteran of the 
outdoor is Diclc Collins, \vho quit 
the committee S.Tturday Collins' 
letter of re.signation and JohnsonU 
reply are printed herewith. 

Collins* Sacrifice 

Collins gave up the Chicago edi- 
torial chair jf "Tho Clipper',' to be- 
come deputy Qommissioner of the 
'Showmen's Legislative Committee. 
F.ivorably r.nd popularly kaiownto 
all show and fai^ men, Mr. Collins 
believed his 30 years of activity in 
the outdoors .'•hauld be given to the 
benefit of the peop'.e he had mostly 
known during, that long term. Ao 
expert in his field, Collins' acquisi- 
tion by the committee was hailed as 
a tremendous step forward by that 
organization. 

In quitting, in high -disgust, Mr. 
Collins return.s to his same chair in 
the Chicago office of Variety. It 
had been understood when Collins 
left "The Clipper" he could return 



at will. With the merging of "Tl^e 
Clipper" Into Variety and Variety 
continuing the main features of 
"The Clipper," Mr. Collins, whose 
first love always Is newspaper work, 
hops back to it. 

Variety's Information Bureau 

As the best inforhied IJi&n In 
America' on the outdoor fehow busl-' 
ntss, IncIndlnK'fairfeandJ parks, Mr. 
.Collins' vast fiihd of knowledge, in 
bnnection with "i^he Clipper's'* 
files and reports, 'will be. placed, r.t 
the disposal of the fr^ee infp'rniat.lon 
department lately Ipaugurated , by 
Variety. Through that ^lepartment 
information of any character will be 
given gratis on outdoor ^hows and 
amusements. 

Mr. Johnson, In an interview yes- 
terday, spoke without reserve. He- 
stated the treatment and'-'non-sup- 
port received by the committee were 
abominable. When the end of the 
fiscal year arrives In ' November, 
said Mr. Johnson, he will tender his 
resignation, to go into effect at once, 
and with that the Showmen's Legis- 
lative Committee will pass out of 
existence, as there can be no Stib-' 
stitute for Johnson, unless Mr.- Col- 
lins consented to head the organiza- 
tion, which Is unlikely after his ex- 
perience a sa deputy.' ■ ' ' 

It is known in outdpoi;' show cir- 
cles around Chicago that, Mr. John- 
son has not drawn a dpfia,r ifi salary 
since March and thait,^ the Incom.? 
of the committee hfw'been barely 
sufficient. to meet .I,t8 office expepsa. 

Johnson and M., B.'& B.' 

Johnson's attention, ia j:,he past to 
matters, of the committee, has been 
fcupreme, but It is not probable Tie 
will give it or. its members much, 
if any, attention from,. now onward. 
During the Interview Johnson men- 
tioned' this phase and - pointed to- 
ward his attitude for a non -member 
the Muglvan, Ballard & Bowers cir-. 
cus organization, when - he< under- 
took, and successfully, to induce the 
authorities of South Bend to permli 
the firm's John Robinson's Circus have 



to re-enter that town. 

Although the American Circus 
Corporation (MUgivah, Ballard & 
Bowers) Is hot a member of the 
committee, Mr. Johnson when 
called upon by It to Intercede, did 
so to preserve the good name of 
outdoor amusements at South Bend. 
After Stl-alghterling' 6ut 'the tangle 
and aH6wing the Robinson's Circus 
to show at South Bend, Johnson's' 
letters to Muglvan, Ballard & 
BoWeris were Ignored. ■ • 

CoVnmlttse No't Consistent 

T^#c ' OiJeratlbn b^ the 'cortSmlttee 
Itself has not been consistent In 
policy.' T'here hsw heen I'rrefHitable 
evidence that shows, breaking the 
rules Of the committed wiife allowed 
tio proceed as member's o< It, with 
the' presiithpiiion'that in the general 
inattentloii; ' the Johns^oA ' Commit- 
tee preferred to salvage those shows 
that paid dues In perference to 
losing them. 

When "The Clipper" exposed a 
large. carnlval-mt'mber. of tlie com- 
mittee that was, "^woAlhig" openly 
and In violation of many of the 
committee's rules on operation of 
wheels and style o^ shows to be 
carried, iohnson, for the committee, 
stated he would not take action. 

A common expression around has 
been in connection with the com- 
jntttee's naembers' shows; "some are 
'working' apd paying; others are 
'working' and not paying," meaning 
Jf the, paying shows, were thrown 
but of' the committee, the non-pay- 
Ing sl^oijrs still claiming member- 
ship and having obtained dates by 
virtue of that claim would still con- 
tinue. , 

Only 24 Real Members . 

Just now the committee ,has 74 
members, \«flth 50 not iiU gotod stand- 
ing. Xhe highest nujnber of mem- 
bers of the committee has been 127. 
I |t appears agreed that any num- 
ber of carnival members Joined the 
committee merely to obtain Its 
stamp o? endorsement for the pur- 
pose of obtaining dates with fairs 
qr playing Independent stands and 
requiring the committee's n(>ember- 
-ship to get into municipalities or 
Ori county, lots. - v 

There is no doubt that the shady 

carnival workers of other seasons 

been pursuing their same 



'TARIETrS" INF0RMA1T0N BUREAU 



REPORTS ON OUTDOOR SHOWS WITHOUT CHARGE 



policy- this year sO fir, regardle»(f' 
Of the committee or the' rules an4 . 
regulations they pladged them-', 
selves to observe. 

Dues to the committee from out- 
door • shows were based upon the ', 
number of cars a show carried. .a'_ 
aar'nival of under 1.0 cars should,' 
have paid 50c a show . and 60<; fi^.' 
concession, monthly; vfhen ovpr,.l,0 [ 
cars, the dues werq >!. a show «n<},j 
$,1 a concession. Cvn'vals trave^., 
In, cars varying. Ip nuinbers from, IA.-' 
to a?, according to th# size, . ,j, 

. Some "Patriots^ the- Worst '-^ 
|. Some of the "patriots" of ttupf 
committee, those who spoke thi>"' 
l(>udest 'In their prktse for thl»' ' 
"clean'-up'' endeavor, "are reportWl 
to'havi been the tnoat ' lax »inc«<>' 
stArttng out, "working" fts thej"" 
pleased. "They ran - to suit thert*".. 
selVW;'' it Is claimed. '■'''' 

l^r. Collins* resignation was prl**'' 
marlly- Induced It Is said by this;'* 
condition. Collins believed he couUi' ' 
not afford to he connected with aa 
organteiitlon that is fast bccomlnj'* 
a Joke through the operation of Itk '' 
members In the main, against all 6i^ 
the publicity originally sent out oa ^ 
the "up lift" of the outdoor buslnesi") 
Papers Supported ".Cleiin-up!' -y^ 

Papers that supported the "clean* 
up" movement of the outdoor busU 
ness did not endorse the commit* 
tee only In so far as the commit* 
tee might function within its pro-,. 
clalnied principles. '"The Countrjn' 
Gentleman" In particular welcomed 
the change announced in the habits 
of the outdoor gentry but printed , 
the story with reservations and an 
■ apparent leaning toward the papert 
! belief that the eommlttee's member**^ 
wduld be accepted as reformed whea'* 
they should have proven it. Thus*'' 
i far the large majority 'Of the me*^** 
bers-carnivals have failed to glv**'' 
: visible proof that they are any dtf^ 
ferent showmen than they were. 1t^- 
leaves the line up of carnivals vlr**' 
tually as tt was before the commit* 
tee formed. 

In summing up it .looks as if t|i< 
! carnival roen don't care how they 
st^nd with press or public; thst 
they will make use of the Showr*' 
men's Legislative Committee, Q** 
anything else to obtain dates, ,bat • 
when actually traveling and play*, 
Ing, they do not change. .'^ 



Owing', to the evident ' position of the Showmen's Legislative Committee and its apparent 
inability Or uhwilll/igness to as^me expeixslye duties ^(irough members not paying their dues. 
Variety has assumed furnishing inquiries with info^rmation upon any and all outdoor shows, inclusive of 
carnivals and circuses. ' ' > . , . 

Variety, through ' havmg had fTh^ Clipper*^ nrierged into it, has all of ."Ths Clipper's" records, 
.reportf and files. ; ; ^ . . 

I'Ttiis paper will give Information as to any outdoor shows. 






WOLF SENT CHILD BACK | 

Chicago, Aug. 5. j 

• While the Wolf Shows were at j 

Clnrlnda. Iowa, Mrs. Carroll, of St. i 

Paul, wired the authorities tliere to 1 

oblige the Wolf Shows to retura ! 

her daughter, under age., ^ I 

, The child was sejit back a»* I 

reached home In safety,' 



Mrs. Bristol Weighed 600;;;! 

Ansonia, Conn., Aug. *■!;;! 
Mrs. Catherine Bristol, 4!». "*!" 



Wednesday, Augut 6, 1924 




OUTDOORS 



VARIETY 



tl 



RULING ON CONCESSIONM 
LICENSE FEE IN WISCONSIN 



Test Case Decision EKminates Peddler and Transient 
Merchant Liomues— -Outcome of Two Years' 
I CoQbroTersy — State Will Appeal 



S . Madison. Wis., Auff. 6. 

Th« Bute treMurjr a^ent has not 
tlis rUfht to Imposo p«d«ler and 
tnuislent merchant Uc«ns«» upon 
ytrsoAs operating stands at fairs 
Meordlng to an opinion by JudK« 
Oaorge Thompson of th« Circuit 
Court of Popln county to a test 
case bropght by N. A. Nelson of 
Chippewa Fal)s. The decision win 
Iitve a far reaching effect on the 

i7l agricultural fairs held In the 
Stole each year. The attorney- 
general's department handled the 
caae for the SUte and is expected 
to appeal to the SUte Supreme 
Ceurt 

C. B. Ballard, State treasury 
agent, has been coIl..oiing fees from 
(air conceeslonal- es for several 
years under the interpreUtlon of 
the law which was sustained by the 
attorney-general's department. 

Upon complaint of SUte Treas- 
■ry Agent Ballard, action was 
brought against Mr. NMson, C. 3. 
Orerbay, R. N. Ounderson and Nick 
galsman, who. In order to get teat 
refused to take out State 
^Jlers and transient merchant 
teens^ as demanded by Mr. Bullard 
lor the operation of refreshment 
Mu^s at the Chippewa Valley dis- 
Mct f-ilr held at Durand last Sep- 
iMiber. 

By stipulation the case agalngt 
Kelson was tried ,the other actloAa 
abide by the result. At the 
equest of Mr. Ballard the attorney- 
i'a department took ttver the 
MMCtttlon of the case. C. M. 
Ullard, district attorney of Pepin 
itumfy, was assisted upon the trial 
f AssisUnt Attomey>General F. C. 
Mbold, and the defendants were 

presented by Charles A. Ingram 
t Durand, former speaker of the 

Ifconsln Assembly, and Ferr^ M. 
nilte of Silver Falls, member of 
M Bute board of bar examiners. 

The jury found for the defendant 
iponall Questions. Motions to set 
iside and to amend the- verdict 
ipd. for a new tibial /ere suc- 
ebstvely made by the attorney- 
leaerars department, and were 
irlefed and argued at length by the 
attorneys engaged In the care. 

The decislpn of Judge Thompson 
lenying all of the fKate's ipotlons 
iBd granting judgment to the de- 
ItBdant, la the culmination of a 
iwo years' contest between Mr. 
hgram, secretary -treasvj'er of the 
nUppewa FallD VaUey District Fair, 
IBd Mr. Ballard. 



C F. ECKHARTS 

FACTORY^ OWN 

FREIGHTER 



Enterprising Concession 

Supply Man jSa^ing 

Transportation. Cost 



Anthrax Among Animak 
New and Dreaded 



, , - i Chicago, Aug. e. 

A new disease, known as anthral, fatal ' to cattle as well as 
humans, has broken out in Mississippi. Tennessee and Arkansas. 
The outbreak may afl«ct the routing of dreuses and carnivals. How 
serieus the disease is can be gleaned from th« following t.wo Asso- 
ciated Press dispatches. The first one appeared in the Tuisft. Okla., 
"Tribune" July 19.. '^ha headUne*^ tvadPt "DH»ded Anthrax Kills 
Scores In Three SUtes. Authorities Unite to 'Fight Disease." 

The other Is from the St. Louis "Post-Dltpatch" of Aug. 1. The 
headlines read: *X)k l aho m a Puts Up Anthrax Quarantine. Arkgn- 
sas, LouUlana and Miastssippl Cattle Barr^ from Btata." 

Hew serious the disease will become depends on tlie «are taken 
of the dead anlmala. Chicago authorities report that an animal dying 
of anthrax and not properly buried will Infect the region for miles 
around. It is not. they say, the disekse that is so deadly but the 
disposal of animals subject to it Many of these animals In the past 
have been thrown in rivers and lakes, thereby spreading the disease 
in alarming fashion. It is feared that Yhls Is one of the causes of 
the present conditions. 

Numerous general agentff of circuses in Chicago declare they will 
re-route their shows to escape the plague. 



Chicago, Aug. t. 
;. F. ZJckhart. veil-luiown con- 
cession supply man, who has prob- 
ably grownu Into .the largest in his 
particular line, has* purchased the 
freighter, "Ora En^ress." The boat 
made her maiden trip last Friday 
with supplies from the Eckhart 
Uctory at Port Washington,. Wis , 
to the new warehouses. 8<0->6< 
River street, Chicago, loaded to the 
gunwales with Eckhart commodi- 
ties. 

Mr. Eckhart says be purchased the 
steamship to lower the cost of 
transporUtlon. It will make dally 
trips to and from Milwaukee and 
Port Washington tc Chicago, carry- 
ing his merchandise from the fac- 
tory to the distributing point, there- 
by saving considerable money to the 
manufacturer^ which, in turn, will 
mean the lowest possible prices to 
the consumer. 

Eckhart has a distinct advantage 
by thus owning his own transporU- 
tlon faolllties. He Is not dependent 
upon either freight or express ser- 
vice and can insure deHvery of 
goods the same day ordered, ^ 



■ 



GARDNER FAIR OFF 



w Highway Obliges Post- 
pon«m«nt for This Year 



f Gardner, Mass., Aug. S. 

'Because a new road that is Belnif 
«Ut would make it difficult (or "fi*- 
[oni to reach the fair, grtenfls of 
Oardner SUte colony, the an* 
fair has been called off for tbli 



The show usually consumed two 
•Ms, and Its popularity reached the 
"It last year, when more than 10,- 
>• IMrsons were patrons. 

Christensen Buys Out Ryan 
St Paul, Aug. 6. 
■• C. Christensen has bought out 
••Interest of T. L. Ryan In the St. 
"■W basaar shows, formerly the T. 
* «yan shows. 



TightS 

Silk Opera Hose and* 
T- Stockings - 



Are Our Speeialties 

**BtWn ***• "EST and 
PRICES the LOWEST 



I 



Sl5ll,i"*."»»«r BrocadM, TbMirical 
^^'T- »P*"8Ua cte. ooid and Wl- 



BiRmpI** opoa r«- 



•WTrirr 

WML 

J^i^ WYLE & BROS.. Inc. 



Fireworks Stadslics 
Show 5% Indrease 



Washington, Aug. 5. 

In spite of the cry for a 
"Sane Fourth," the fireworks 
manufacturers have shown a 
6 percent, increase in the 
amount produced since^ 1921. 
The Department o( Commerce 
In its, biennial census of man- 
ufacturers found that $4,961,- 
187 worth of fireworks, fire- 
crackers, toy torpedoes, > shells, 
and sparklers, etc., had been 
produced in 1923. This classi- 
fication also includes those 
manufacturing display fire- 
works of all kinds as weH. 

Of (he 37 esUblishmenU re- 
porting for 192S, 5 each were 
located in New Jersey, New 
Tork and Pennsylvania; 4 
each In Illinois and Massachu- 
setts and the remaining 14 in 
California, Connecticut, In- 
diana, Iowa, Maine, Missouri, 
Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Vir- 
ginia and Washington. 

There were 1,363 persons en- 
gaged in the industry, with 
salaries totaling $1,444,535. 



Big Dog Show in Paris 

Paris, July 26. 

Over 1,800 dogs of all sorts of 
breeds were on view at the BOth 
annual canine exposition held here 
through the past week in the Grand 
Palais. The Interesting show closes 
tomorrow evening. 

The latest fashions in lap dogs 
for fair ladles were a feature and 
attracted much attention. EJxhlbl- 
tors came from all parts of the 
world with favorites. 



Salesmen Wanted 

SALESMEN! $20-|50 DAUT! 

Sell MILLS' O. K. Mint Vender*. Oper«- 
tor** Bella, C»s»r MacHlne*. Gum vender*. 
Cajidy aad Novelty Board*, eta.. Caak 
qaiimlaeiona aa yoa aell. 

AkMA NOVCtTY COMPANY 
511 MOBTBUUt OmCB BUW. 

^«aH>A«o 



nOJCK TOUBISIS WEAK 
ICE IN PAD. IN JULY 



Ernie Carr and Capt. Irving 
O'Hay's Travels Inter- 
fered With 



Editor Variety: 

We are holed up here in the 
northern part of Yellowstone Park 
by a continuous rainstorm. It has 
made the trails impassaj>le. All that 
has been said about Iowa roads 
goes double, but these have them 
beat. I 

Mountains Vnd canyohs beside 
rushing rivers, with halrbreath turns 
on top of the peaks of the moun- 
talna We are camped at the base 
of the Mammoth Sprtngs at an ele- 
vation of 7,600 feet 

This is written pnder ,dl)Bculties, 
cooped inside our new Beo (Almost 
new) with the same body of the 
not lamented Ford., with, a rain- 
storm beating on the roof, 'while the 
coyotes howl in the canyon and the 
grisaly be«rs hold up Innocent tour- 
ists for grub. 

W« entered the Park via Cody, 
named after BuflUo Bill, over Sho- 
shone Pass, which was covered with 
snow. Our first night In the Park 
we camped on the shores of Tellow- 
stone lAke. Pat had to break the 
Ice in the pall to wash. It was July 
18. • 

The following are some of the at- 
tractions we have seen: The Hlla 
Morgan Stock. Hila herself Is with 
it, playing standard and cUsslcal 
dramas. She featured "East Is 
West" at Independence, la. At Hol- 
steln, la., George B. Sweet's Rep. 
Co. was entertaining the natives, 
tilWfK under canvas. At White lake 
S. D. an "M. and M." Vaudeville 
and Dramatic Co. was billed. "Not 
the Biggest Nor the Best, but a Darn 
^Ight Better than the Rest." Their 
principal offering was a drama 
called "Pole Cat Perkins," and thhi 
is really «n the level. 

O'Hay has lust put the gasoline 
stove in the car to keep us from 
freeslng. "Oh, for the beauties of 
nature and life in the open spaces," 
and, believe me. Kid, they' are wide 
open. 

We also met up with the '"Tiger 
Bill Wild West Co." The Tiger Bill 
outfit was one wagon, two alleged 
Texas steers and three broneflOs. 
We passed them on the road as they 
were making their next sUnd, De- 
Witt, la. Honest Bill's Wild West 
Show was playing the same terri- 
tory. 

We meet very few tourists save 
those from adjacent sUtes. At Oil- 
lette, Wyo., we met the manager of 
the Federal theatre, who noticed the 
"Variety" on the car and stopped 
ua 

Powell, Wyo., has an up-to-date 
tourist camp, natural gas, shower 
baths, and even supply the tourists 
with fresh butter and milk, and, 
strange as it may seem, this is all 
free. 

Tours as long as our gasoline 
holds out • 

The Atth Bt. Hanger*. 

By Ernest Carr. 



CUmNG RATES 

ON KING TUTS 

PEARLS 



HOD^WESr FAIRS 

LOOK QUITE ^ 

PROMISING 



Community Events Give 

Encouraging Indications 

— Mgrs. OptimislUc 



Grafton, W. Va., Expo. 

Gkafton, W. Va.. Aug. 5. 

This city is planning a fall festi 
val exposition to be held Sept. 29- 
Oct. 1. 

Simeon J. Friedman Is chairman 
Of (he* committee. 

It :WUL be- la the -nature -oL Inao.^ 
gurattng an annual fair for Taylor 
County. 



Prices Dropped Wh\Ie 
Detectives Waited — 
f Hiree Arrests. 



New Haven, Conn., Aug. I. 

Three Syrians from Brooklyn, 
N. T., were arrested here for sell- 
ing what they claimed to be pearls 
from the tomb of King Tut They 
were arrested by three detectives 
to frhom they had attempted to 
sell the "pearla" The "pearls" first 
were offered for t7, but the dealers 
finally reduced the price to fl each. 
It #aa aaid the "pearls" had been 
offered for sale among the million- 
aire coMBy in Greenwich for from 
$40 to $80 each. 

The men under arrest are Eli 
Shaver. Abraham Japaa«*aad 
Braham Franco, an claiming Brook- 
lyn, N. T., as their residence. 



HSSiSaPPI BOAT 
SHOWS MOVING NORTH 



South Slow — Uppor Shores 
Gstting Navigation Enter- 
tainment Weekly 



Buffalo, la., Aug. S. 

Buffalo and other small river 
towns in the vicinity are being en- 
tertained by a branch of the the- 
atre peculiar to small Mississippi 
communities, the boat show, oh the 
average of once a week. 

It may be well to say that these 
theatres are buildings of tyib stories 
mounted on a large barge. Inside 
they are fitted up much in the man- 
ner of a regular theatre. They are 
propelled by a tug also fumtshlng 
steam for the generation of lights 
and the calliope. 

There is no limit to the offerings 
of these theatrical troupes. Dramas, 
comedies, musical comedies, vaude- 
ville and nearly everything but 
Shakespearean tragedies, which the 
audience do not seem to appre- 
ciate. Ushers and ticket sellers 
"double In brass" and during in- 
termission coax weird tunes from 
the conventional }ass instruments. 

The sudden and unprecedented 
Influx of these novel troupes along 
the upper Mississippi may be ex- 
plained by the fact that tlqnef are 
comparatively slow in the iiouth, 
an|d the colored gentry, who make 
up a malority of their audiences, 
have attained sophistication from 
the movies. 



K. K. JC>'s Fair Grounds 

Mount Verncn, O., Aug. S. 
Thf Ku Klux Klan In Knox County 
has purchased the Kroz County Fair 
grounds, consisting of approximately 
40 acres, for $13,000. 



Davenport la., Aug. I. " ' 
Dollar corn. %l.t% wheat, and tlS>'' 
hogs, apparently are V> save south-' 
eastern Iowa and weatftrn Illinois 
fairs from hArd flo;.a, if the weather ' 
gives the fair managers and of- 
ficers a break. 

The fair season got under way 
last week in a fe# coplmunitleg 
and the response of the xural (oikg, ■ • 
Indicates* a comeback sAaaoa tar-"'.' 
the fairsi, which up to this tlma 
has been panicky In the thoe of 
a depressing political season and 
crop drought Although it is tew 
early for eompleto returns from the ' 
"feeler" fairs, managers were send- 
ing out optlmlatio report i and di- 
rectors whose big shows open dur- 
ing the next fortnight ^ere con- 
siderably heartened. 

The Cedar Valloy Fair and Ex- 
position, a revival under the. Cedar 
Falls Chamtter of Commerce <<|U- 
spices, of the oooaty fair whiob 
had given up the ghoat got away 
to a good ' start wit:, every proe- 
p^t of pulling throiigh . financially ■ 
^nd the West Point I<ee county, 
opened with assnrtutoa of syocoM. 
The Hamilton County Fair, u lIU- 
nols, ran through the week with . 
a fair break eonsiderlng the . 
weather. 



STOPyiUTOfR^fiLE 

."■ ' .' ' • ;•*■• 

Iowa Att'y-QshTk .Offics Ofi^; 
Jects to^riheri' Prdfset "' 



Cedar Rapida, Uwa, Aag. B. 

The Caravan Clal) of BKXahr 
Temple, Bhrlnera, Mnducttog a 
carnival and olr^n% fnta ioreed to 
abandon Us widely ' adve r tl a ed 
raffle of automobiles when the at- 
torney general's ollloe at Dea 
M^ibes notified the eouaty attor- 
ney to halt the proceedings, which 
are a violation of the Iowa aUtute 
prohibiting the dispoaltloa of any 
commodity through the sale of 
UckeU. . A lengthy aUtemeat, 
issued by the Shriner club, aaM 
that some Anonymous letter writer 
complained to the sUto authorl- 
Uea 

The tickets were given with ad- 
mission sale* and the Shrlaa 
offered to make refnada to pur- 
chasers, but iew took advantage of 
the otter. 



Roolf Island Pageant * 

Rock Island, in., Aug. 8. ; 

Preparations for the historical i 
pageant in connection with tha 
Rock Island county fair at Joslla, ' 
Aug. 19-22, are under the direction 
of a represenUtive of the John B.^ 
Rogers Producing Company. . 

Three hundred characters wlQ 
Uke part in the pioneer aceaes, with 
rehearsals to be held in Bast Mo- 
line, Port Byron had Hillsdale. 



NOW PLAYING :: 

JEMY DREW 

ORCHESTRA 

at COLUMBIA PARK 

NORTH BERQEN, N. J. 

BOOKBD BT 

J. A. DRISCOLL i ; 

K httm «kMl>e 
Maw Twfc OMl 



NEWTON~ 
COUNTY FAIR 

tcntland, Ind., want* Mtrj-O^-'KvimM, 

Shows and ConcAMloiw. 

CLTDB n. BBRRIJiAIf, ■•c'y 



K 



1X7 A KI'T'irri— l^ldK on concessions for Labor Day picnic to be 
" •'^*^ * *^*^ held in Carpenter Park, Dundee. III. This la a big 

!»M.' Addre«riil^mVn "to "'*'*° ^T^'^^ ^'^ *^^"^ ^ '^'^'^ ^n-^M' i 1 
----■----. .... -^ . . ■< > !■ 1 ( . >■! 'fi Mill;! -I f fj i: > 

R. CGRAENING. DUNDEE, ILL Care of Tri-bity Club. 



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VARIEXr 



OUTDOORS 



We4iieiday, Augiut 6. 1924 



NO MORE GRIFT 

DOUBTED BY 

BERNSTEIN 



•World 
Along 



Couldn't Get 
Without It." 
Sarjrs Freeman 



*^o, I had the laugh »; my Itfe 
to dar. and ru have to slip It to 
you." 

Freeman Bematein was talking, 
and It Bounded as though coming 
from the lOU station. Mr. Bem- 
atein was heavily decorated with 
(ems, while his watch-charm looked 
like the family plate. 

Noticing the Variety report^; ob- 
serving his ice, Freeman made 
Quiclc to say: 

"Now don't ask me to hock any 
of this to stake you, because it 
ain't mine. A friend who's down 
to the race track asked me to keep 
it for him. If I keep It for good, 
111 let you know and let you in." 

As usual. Freeman dug up one 
of his enormous cigars and offered 
It to the reporter, who had to re- 
fuse, as he had a hundred times 
before ttaroiigh Mr. Bernstein know- 
ing he was * cigaret smoker only. 

"VitW, then," said Freeman, "how 
•bout lunch T Shall' we go up to 
the Astor RoofT And. by the way; 
are any of those captains from the 
grill on the RoofT Those waiters 
have awful memories, but they all 
know some day I'm going to pay 

^ "All right, then; let's go to the 
Tavern," said Freeman. "They tell 
me that the Tavern's a great eat* 
'ing place. Is ItT ' Who la that 
guy, Billy LaHifT, I hear has run up 
a rell, operating that joint T Is he 
the gny that had* the place on '47th 
etreetr Tear That's oJC then; he 
doesn't hold one of my markers. 

"Say, kid." ^Id Freeman, while 
walking along, "do you know where 
there is any fresh money T How 
•bout LaHlfltr Has he been taken 
yetT Do you know him well enough 
to send me In right with him? 
rve got a grand scheme for any 
restaurant man with money. Tou 
Just tell this lAHiff that I'm all 
right, and I can land him with this 
one. 

"It's either a wow or a bust, and 
• child could have thought of It — 
to serve small portions, but on 
plates with magnlfying-glass bot- 
toms. That's a pip. I thought of 
It in Egypt one night, but I ain't 
never been able to find a restau- 
rant man with money since then 
who didn't know me until I heard of 
this LaHlCr. 

"That laugh I had today? Oh, 
yes. Since I have traveled I must 
look kind of boob-Uke. One of the 
old gang that I proposed a racket 
to said the griftlng Is out this sea- 
son — nobody is doing It. I had the 
place and everything planted, and 
he pulled that on me. Lucky I ' 
knew enough to hold out the nan^e 
of the dump on him or he would 
be there now. 

"Why, bo, the world couldn't get 
along without grift, although I am 
out of it — positively. No more for 
me. Even when I see the saps 
Just crying for me to take It from 
them, I say: 'No, Freeman; lay 
otTn that stuff. Don't forget how 
easy you got It selling oil.' 

"And it's on the level about the 
fellow who told me to keep this 
tee for him, but I think it was a 
pinch somewhere. That's why I'm 



raiWS of the OUTDOORS 

AND OF 

BANDS and ORCHESTRAS 

FORIMERLY APPEARING IN . 




WILL BE FOUND ON PAGES 2S-M 



GERMAN FAIR'S INVITE 

Utrecht,- Germany, Event 8epf. 
9-1«^flth Annual 



Washington, Aug. I. 

Tbe E^evei^th Netherlands Annual 
Valr win be held at Utrecht 6ept. 
•-16. Every branch of Industry is 
to' be repraaentefl, with Aa«rlcm la^ 
▼ited to partlcipaete. 

Further infoniuttlon on th« t»ix 
may be obtained from th« Bureau 
of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, 
DeiMu-tment of Comnjcrce. 



CARNIVALS 



4. 



K. Q. Barkoot Shows 
Appleton. Wis., week Aug. 4. 

Bemardi Expo Shows 
Kent. Wash., week Aug. 4. 

Bernard! Greater Shows 
Clarksburg, W. Va., week Augt 4. 

Boyd a Linderman Shows . 
St. Thomas, Ont., Can., week Aug. 
I 

Clinton's Exposition Co. 
Crane, Mo., week Aug. 4. 
Copping's Shows 
Huntington, W. Va., week Aug. 4. 

Cronin Shows 
Stanford, Ky., week Aug. 4. 

Cotton K«nt Shews 
Mt. Vernon, Ky., week Aug. 4. 

Dixieland Shows 
' Unlontown, Ky., week Aug. 4. 

Corey Shows 
Wllllamsport, Pa., week Aug. 4. 

Ellman Amusement Co. 
Ijawrenceville, 111., week Aug. 4. 

Fields Greater Show* 
Janesville, Wis., week Aug. 4. 

Greater Sheosley Shows 
Gary, Ind., week Aug. 4. 

Isler Greal«r Shows 
Marshall, Mo., week Aug. 4. 

Johnny J. Jonee 
Port Arthur, Ont. Can., week Aug. 

Con T. Kennedy Shows 
Stevens Point, Wis., week Aug. 4. 

Laotiman Expo Shew* 
Faribault, Minn., week Aug. 4. 

McClellan Shows « 

VlUisca, la., week Aug. 4. " 

Mighty Weiland Show* 
Harrodsburg, Ky., week Aug. 4. 

MilfW^'s Mid-Wat Show* 
Parkins, Ar., week Aug. 4. 

Morris a Castle Shew* 
Battle Creek. Mich., week Aug. 4. 

D. D. Murphy Shows ' > 
Burlington, la., week Aug. 4. 

N«rder Bros. Show* 
Olean, N. T., week Aug. 4. 

C. E. Pearaofl'* Show* 
Wenona, III., week Aug. 4. 

Nat Reiss Shows 
Urbana, 111., week Aug. 4. 
Joliet, 111., week Aug. 11. 

Walter Savidge Amuse. Co. 
Wlsner, Neb., week Aug. 4. 

Dr. J. E. Shugart's Shows 
Jacksboror, Tex., week Aug. 4. 

Snapp Bros. Shows 
Casper, Wyo., week Aug. 4. 

Strayer Amusement Co. 
St. Anne, 111., week Aug. 4. 

J. J. Page Greater Show* 
.Tohnson City, Tenn., week Aug. 4. 
Tazewer, Va., week Aug. 18. 

Wise's Shows 
Dover, O., week Aug. 4. 
Steubenville, O., week Aug. 11. 

\A(esf s Shows 
Cambridge, Del., week Aug. 4. 

Otis L. Smith Shows 
Caledonia, N. Y., week Aug. 4. 



C. F. ECKHART & CO. 

. T.arflTPSt Manafarturpra of 

Carnival Sappliei in the World 

SRND FOir>CATAIX>CirK 

Mala Office and Factorlex 
SIS Nntlonal Avonne, Mllwankw, Wl*. 
SS-S4 W. De Hoto St.. Mnnphla. Tenn. 



SCENERY 

DIanMBd Dye. OU or fVatet Colon 
■CHBIil. SCENIC STUDIO. Calenba* O 



wearing it — waiting for a bull to 
ask me where I got It. I can take 
care of the bull and then I'll throw 
a scare into the s^y that will midce 
him run out without even asking 
me for it. 

"You know, kid, I've been think- 
ing — and there's a lot of ways to 
get coin around here yet without 
taking a chance. If you Just stick 
along with me and let me use you 
for a reference, I'll always cut you 
In. Bye. and bye, if you save up 
what you get, I'll let you buy In 
with me. 

"This Is LaHlff's — and remember, 
now, I'm not going to crack wise 
about anything. You get him over 
and, while wo are talking, you mo- 
tion toward me and say low to liA- 
Hlff: 'There's a chump with a 
million -dollar Idea in his head, but 
he's got no head.' Then I'll take 
care of everything else. 

"Slip me ten, will you, to pay th« 
check?" 



Wortham's W«v^M'* Be*t S>iow* 
Rockford, 111., week Aug. 4. 

Zeidman a Pollio Shows 
tensing, Mich., Aug. 4-week. 
Ionia, Mich.. Aug. 11-week. 
Kalamazoo, Mich., Aug. 18-week. 

C. F. Zeiger United Shows 
Rosseau, Minn., Aug. 4-week. 
Thief River Palls, Minn., Aug. 11- 
week. 

Brown a Dyer Show* 
Aug. 4- week, Dittle Falls. N. Y.; 
Aug. 11 -week. Sch«nectady, N. Y.; 
Aug. 18-week. Albany, N. Y. 

Great White Way Shows 
Aug. 4-week, Coldwater, O. 
Royal American Shows 
Aug. 4-week, Manitowoc, Wis. 

S. W. Brundage Show* 
Aug. 4- week, Macomb, 111.; Aug. 
11-week, Canton, 111.; Aug. 18-week, 
Beardstown. 111. 
_ Great Middl* West Shows 
Aug'. 11-week, La Crosse, Wis.; 
Aug. 18-week, Preston, Minn. 
Nat Reiss Show* 
Aug. 4-weelc, Urbana, 111 

Mighty Haag ^hows 
Aug. 10-week, Summersvllle, W. 
Va. 

K. a Barkoot Show* 
Aug. 4-week. Ap^ton, Wi*. 

Bemardi Expo. Show* 
Aug. f-week, Kent. Wash. 

American Expo. Shows 
Aug. 4-week, Watertown, N. T. 

Harry Copping* Show* 
Aug. 4-weelc - Bart>our*YllIe, W. 
Va.; Aug. 11- week. CatletUbUtg. 
Ky.; Aug. 18-week. SouW> Charl**- 
ton. W. Va. ^ . 

Dykem^n-Joyc* Show* 
Aug. 4 -week. Blgln. IlL 

D. D. Murphy Show* 
Aug. 4- week. West BnrUngton, la.; 
Aug. 11 -week, E^aat St Louis. 



WYOMING STATE FAIR 

SEPTEMBER 16 to 19, INCLUSIVE. OOUGL/ .'OMINQ. 

Waal te contrart with rrlliihir Cnrnlvnl ' - < >»> ■- il-nt HUks. 

. JOJ^AED R. HALE. Secretary 



Erie Canal Celebratioii 



Albany. K. T., Aug. 6. 
Majority Lioader James J. 
Walker of the Senate and 
Speaker H. E. Machold of the 
Assembly have appointed Sen- 
ator* I.acey of Erie county, 
Ryan of Troy, Robinson of 
Mohawk, Assembljrmen Lewis 
of Monroe, Hlckey of Erie and 
Kennedy of Queens county as 
members of the commission to 
• prepare plans, under an ap- 
propriation of $10,000, for a 
centennial celebration of the 
opening of the EIrle canal. 

The commission consists of 
nine members, three of whom 
were previously named by the 
Governor. The appointees of 
the Governor are: Judge Will- 
iam J. Roche of Troy, Dr. 
Henry Moskowitz of New York 
city and George Clinton of 
Buffklo, a grandson of Got- 
ernor Clinton, under who*e 
administration the Brie canal 
watf^ formally opened. 
After the commission makes 
its report the legislature wl!l 
be called upon to make an ap- 
propriation for the celebration 
which it is expected will rival 
If not eclipse the Hudson 
Pulton celebration of 1909. 



' U. S, COHMISSION£SS TALE 

Santa Monica, Cal., Aug. S. 

United States Commissioner of 
Education John J. TIgert, began the 
first of a series of four lectures at 
the Pacific ''allsa^Jea Chautauqua 
being held here. 

The subjects are "Education," 
"The Value of Education," "Ameri- 
can Cltlsenship" and "World Cltl- 
zenehlp." 



Olyfnplc's 3c-Day 

Newark, N. J.. Aug. b. 
Olympic Park Wednesday offers 
the Inducement of a three-cent day 
AdmlsAiHI, aN'rl4esihlid>^M(ee8slonR 
are to be thr*e ceptsup until six 
o'cloclc 



N.A.A.P.CON- 

VENnONINCHI. 

DE(BffiER3 



At Drak« Hotel— Pro- 
ceedings Different from 
Last Year 



■'|! 



bullfighurs^ 
stap shows 

AtiLC.AUG.9 



■:iiV 



.Chicago, Aug. S. 

Dates for the a. A. A. P. Con- 
vention have been set, according to 
Secretary A. R. Hod^e, of Rlver- 
view Park, Chlcagik^ It will meet 
at the Drake Hotel, Chil^ago, Dec. 
S-6. .\ 

SecreUry Hodge state* that In 
order that they may go into busi- 
ness seasion promptly on Dec. 3, 
registration of members will take 
place at the Drake, Dec. 2. 

The proceeding* will vary some- 
what from last year. There will be 
five sections IiL the program and 
each section will comprise two main 
topic*, and the report of some im- 
portant committee, together with a 
•ymposium subject. 

The exhibitors section of the pro- 
gram win t>e held on the second 
day, and the program will be 
•borter each day than heretofore, 
terminating at an hour that will al- 
low visitors to the 6«nvei»tlon and 
members of the N. A. A. P. to visit 
the exhibitor* booths for two hours 
dally before dinner is served. 
106 Exhibitor* 

Secretary Hodge baa already ar- 
ranged foI^ no less than IOC exhibi- 
tor*. AU those participating last 
year will again be present. * 

The evening program* win be ar- 
ranged so th^t delegate* •nd tIsI- 
tors to the N. A. A. P. convention 
can attend the bana«et and ball of 
the. Showmen's League of America, 
Mr. Hodge is endeavoring to ar- 
range with the Showmen's League 
to set the date the night ahead of 
the banquet and entertainment of 
the N. A. A. P. By so doing he 
thinks .that there will be an at- 
tendance of around 300 persons to 
the Showmen's League ball, a* the 
park people will eliminate dancing 
and confine their function to an 
elaborate banquet and entertain- 
ment. 



Hoof and Mouth Epidemic 
StiD About in Cam. 

Washington, Aiig. I. 

The hoof-and-mouti) disease epi- 
demic in California has not a* yet 
been conquered completely, state* 
the Department of Agriculture. In 
a statement from the department 
three cases of. new Infection were 
found In Los Angeles afnd Tuolumne 
counties. 

Much time and expense to the 
government has been saved by the 
new methods adopted by the In- 
spectors, never tried before. 

Chain-Store Sales 

Washington, Aug. 5. 
"In the retail chain-store field," 
quoting froen reports of the De- 
partment of Commerce on business 
conditions throughout the country, 
"gains over a yeas ago were made 
by the 6 and 10-cent stores. 

"Sales of candy ohains declined 
from May but were at the same 
point as a year ago, while sales of 
the music chain-stores declined 
from both comparative periods." 



Spanish Trofq>e at Park— ^ i[ 

Real Bulls and Rubber \ 

Pointed Spears ^ 



Bullfighting will be Introduced 
into America Aug. I, when a Span- 
ish troupe will open at Rendezvon* 
Park, Atlantic City, with a full day** ' 
entertainment called "A ''Day and 
Night in S|>ain.'* , 

The day's program to begin !• 
the' afternoon, win be a bullfight, 
regulation In all respects save th%t' 
the bull won't be killed, but merely 
thrust at with spears pointed with 
rubber. These spears have glue at- 
tached to the rub'ber. so that tbey 
stick to the bull. The stick pulls 
from the rubber and streamers un- 
furl, for effect. 

Two carloads of Rama bulls have 
arrived in New York from Tom 
Poole's ranch. Bay City, Tex. These 
will be used In the contests to be 
held daily at the park as a break-la 
to determine Whether such an ex- 
hibition has a money - drawing 
power. . V 

The night show will have a ful 
orchestra to accompany native sing- 
ers and dancers. This orchestra A* 
been brought up from Mexico, and 
with it came the PubiUonea Sisters, 
Mr. and Mrs. Puhillones, D. Alohso 
and Senorita Vila. A. Alcaniy 1* 
managing the performers, who will 
be assisted In their work by others 
of the outfit. 

The '^ak-mon" Writmr Right 

The bullfighters, picadors and 
matadors, as well as a toreador, just 
to show that the bird who wrot* 
"Carmen" was on the level, will in- 
clude Don Catetino^ lejio y •■ 
chamaco, which means *%is son and 
llUte son"; PerdI Rivera, PaUnO 
OJito, M/ Granerito. Rufus Ortegft 
and Angel Carmen Camisero. 

A corporation to promote the buD 
llghta and its accompanying features 
has been formed under a Delawar* 
eharter and include* Manuel Gar* 
cia, 'Victor Gomes and Aaron Baum, ' 
The firm has been called the Span* 
Ish'iAmerican Amusement Company. 

The engagement at Rendesvons 
Park is on the company's own, with 
the park guaranteeing nothing. 

The troupe lined up for Atlantle 
City has Just completed a Mexieaa 
ar.d Central Americui tour. 



W. C. Spicer Drops Dead 

Benton Harbor, Mich., Aug. S. 

W. C. Solcer dropped dead last 
Thursday of heart disease wbils 
watching his trotter, Glenwood Tod, 
in the second heat during the Ber* 
rien County Fair here. 

Mr. Spicer owned Sir Lobedu 
Glenwood Tod and Sliver Bergen. 



Alpha's Third Rodeo 

*■ r"\ Alpha, m., Atig. I. 

August tr and S4 have been sst 
as the dates for the third annuU 
rodeo here. >, 

A full^ program of sports ana 
amusements Is In preparation. 



A Big Money-Kaking Opportimitj 



FIBRK Blue *0 CA. 
KNITTED TIB8,T^^«*'do«. 

Ali» « Mtn- «MlK|r al tl.Ot Du. 
••••»••. U« pnfsM. 

COMPOSITION 
RUBBER BELTS 



Wllh IMI«r Bmklct. 
Win firl* BMklw.. 



llt.OO Qrsu 
ia.00 firati 



8a<n>'. j-.r vrtnltf 





RUOeER 
. KEY HOLOESS 

OtakI* Cl>t«. • LM> 

tl.M OU.: fll SMK 

Ssmslt, IS« »r«»aM 



»j% with order— B*ltnr« C. 0. P. 
HASRY LltS, 15 S*. DMtttra SL. CfclUf*, I* 



Plattsbnrgh, New York 



BIQ 
FAIR 

ACO. ZS-ZS. FIVE DATS Ba«.^IOHT* 

FOR CONCBRSIONS, addreu 
B. F. BOTSFORDj-PrM. 



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WANTED-REPUTABIE l^HY SHOWS 

L^^Kf"!!"*^'"? circuit of Illinois Fairs (no Carnivals), especially arranged 

E W ^Aw«.*-7.f ^"?"^*'' «*<=>: Sept 16-19. clnnBtllle wife 
lol-. V«?^£. •• '^•"■•»»"'y« "UnoJs, or either of other Secretaries. High- 
oiass Conoesslons slao out be used. 



Wednesday, August 6, 1924 



OUTDOORS 



VARIETT 



S3 



KAN. STEPPING 

IflGH WIDE AND 

HANDSOMF 

Bumper Crops and Farm- 
ers Loaded with 
Money ~ 



Kansas City, Aug. 5. 

If the amusement managers who 
play this section- do not clean up. 
It wHl not be because the "folks" 
kaven't the money, for they have It 
and It Is coming In fast. From a 
"busted" community, which had to 
accept seed grain from a pool of 
generous capitalists, the wheat belt 
of Kansas Is fairly rolling in money. 
The whea^ crop has surpassed even 
the most enthusiastic predictions 
and the price Is up. The farmers 
are taking advantage of the high 
market and rushing the golden grain 
to the market. 

As an illustration of this, the local 
grain exchange reports the receipt 
«f 1,872 cirs one day this week, 
breaking ail previous records. At 
the market price the contents of 
these cars returned over $3,000,000 
to the shippers, and the farmers are 
not only paying oft their debts but 
are buying new clothes for mother 
and the girls as well as flivvers for 
the boys and family. In other 
words, "Kansas Is stepping high, 
wide and handsome." 

However, it is not only Kansas 
that is "stepping," for the farmers 
of Oklahoma are also coming in for 
their share of the good fortune. The 
year will be one of the most pros- 
perous ever known for that State 
for it is thfl first time in its history 
thut the State has produced a good 
wheat and small grain crop, a good 
corn, fee^ and cotton crops at the 
same time. Reports from that State 
■how a 60,000,000-bu8hel corn crop 
and an estimated cotton crop of 
1,C00,000 bales. The wheat crop, 
already harvested, amounted to 
12,000,000 bushels, which put to- 
gether Is not bad for one State. 



IHE WEATHER 



(Outlook for Period Aug. 4-9) 

Washington, Aug. 2. 

north and Middle Atlantic States: Showers Monday and possibly 
Tuesday and again near the end of the week. Temperature about 
normal. 

South Atlantic and East Gulf States: Partly cloudy weather with 
scattered thundershowers. Temperature normal or slightly above. 

West Gulf States: Partly cloudy weather with scattered thunder- 
showers. Temperature normal or slightly above. 

Ohio Valley and Tennessee: Showers at the beginning and again 
at the latter part of the week. Temperature about nornial. 

Region of Great Lakes: Showers at the beginning and again at 
the latter part of the week. Temperature about normal. 

Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri Valleys: Generally fair the 
first half of the week except possibly local showers Monday. Ix)cal 
showers probable after the middle of the week. Temperature near 
normal. 

Northern Rocky Mountain and Plateau Regions: Generally fair 
with temperature about normal. 

Southern Rocky Mountain and Plateau Regions: Local thunder- 
showers probably Monday and generally fair thereafter except for 
scattered thundershowers in the mountain. Temperature about 
normal. ,i . 

. C. L. UITCBELLi, 

t District Forecaster. 



Public Sentiment 

Against Sunday Fair 

Fort Dodge, Iowa, Aug. 6. 

Directors of the Hawkeye Fair 
and Exposition, prevented from a 
Sunday show by public sentiment, 
are arranging a choir and choral 
competitive event for Sunday, 
Aug. 17. 

Six entries have been received 
for the $1,000 prize money. 



CARNIVAL HURT 

BY THROWN 

BOMBS 



ILL 6-REEL FILM 
^OWN FREE AT 
COlimY FAIRS 



OUTDOOR AMUSEMENTS 
SLOW IN SOffTH AFRICA 



Politics Enter Into Conditions 
— Listening-in Craze 



Souvenir Venders in Mass. 
Licensed and Ticketed 

New Bedford, Mass., Aug. S. 

Vendors of souvenir banners and 
pennants In Massachusetts are get- 
ting a shock that promises to set 
them back a good many dollars. In- 
spectors from the state department 
of sealer of weights and measures 
•re Informing the souvenir vendors 
that they must have a license, the 
cost of which Is approximately $50. 
They also must pay a tax on their 
stock in trade. 

Badges denoting they have ob- 
tained a license must be worn by 
the vendors. 



Pageant for Glastonbury 
Glastonbury, Conn., Aug. S. 
The Agricultural Fair Association 
ts planning for a historical pageant 
•t the town Sept. 26-27 as a feature 
of the entertainment in conjunction 
With the association's second an- 
nual fair. 



HARRY LAVINA 

STEWART and flERCER 

Open for Parks — FaJrs — Horns Com- 
ings and Celebrations or Indoor 
Circus. Two (2) acts. 

Attor Theatre Bid?-, New York 

■OOM MM> ChlckerlDK SSZS 



Capetown, July S. 

The winter season in South Af- 
rica, extending from April to Sep- 
tember, does not tend to encourage 
outdoor amusements, due to the un- 
settled state of the weather during 
that period. Cold snaps with rain 
hinder any project for entertain- 
ments held In the open, with the ex- 
ception Ibf football, the winter sport 
over here. Round the east coast, 
with the warm Indian Ocean, the 
climatic elements are milder, en- 
abling outdoor sports, concerts and 
entertainments to be carried out. 
Snow Is a luxury in South Africa, 
but some years ago a severe cold 
snap In Johannesburg, up -north, re- 
sulted in a fall of snow, sufflolent 
to covet the streets. A popular sport 
Ls mountain climbing, with Table 
Mountain, Capetown, nearly 4,000 
feet high, a top-liner In popularity. 
A local institution called the Moun- 
tain Club comprise members of both 
sexes experienced in the task. At 
the recent elections the defeat of 
the South African Party by the Na- 
tionalists and Laborites has given 
rise to many speculations as to what 
effect it will have on trade. 

The Nationalist leader. General 
Hertzog, has been appointed Prime 
Minister of South Africa, with his 
Cabinet of Nationalists and two 
Labor members, the South African 
Party Prime Minister, General 
Smuts, having handed In his resig- 
nation. 

Trade is far from satisfactory, and 
there Is no great demand for any 
special class of goods. Merchants 
are keeping down their stocks, wait- 
ing for which way the wind blows 
as regards the result of the new 
government. It is said that the new 
government Intends to Invite the 
Prince of Wales to pay his deterred 
visit, and this, if carried out, wll. 
tune up trade to a brisk level. 

It is clearly noticeable that Ger- 
man Importers are making a strong 
bid for the South African market, 
getting in a lot of German manufac- 
tured goods at a lower price than 
American or British. 



LONDON TOY 

SHOW OF NO 

NOVELH 



Fair in London Has Ugly 

and Grotesque Play* 

thing 



Lester Donder's Small 

Outfit Sufferer in 

Chicago 



Gripping Story of Activi- 
ties at State's In- ~ 
stitutions 



Chicago, Aug. 5. 

A small carnival owned by lis- 
ter Donder and playing the "lots" 
around here, was ^verely de- 
molish. I when several bombs were 
thrown into the lot, destroying the 
"Whip" entirely and causing dam- 
age to other rides and conces- 
sions. 

Mr. Donder, who is a native of 
Chicago, sa^s he knows no reason 
why the bombs were t^ own In. 



WANTED CARNIVAL 



TO PLAY 



Washington, Aug. 6. 

The London Toy and Fancy Goods 
Fair, now being held In that city, 
fails to show much that is new, says 
Alfred Nutting of the American em- 
bassy. Europe, America and Japan 
are all exhibiting, but Mr. Nutting 
says that in the fancy goods there 
is less inspiration for originality 
than In the department of toys. 

Ugly and grotesque playthings are 
not much In vogue, according to the 
exhibits. A good many German dolls 
and German mechanical toys are on 
view as well as toys from various, 
countries. 

"The whole exhibition shows that 
the industry Is in a highly competi- 
tive condition, a fact which proves 
that the demand is healthy," writes 
Mr. Nutting. 



Fla. Gets Co-Operation 
. From Goyenunent 



Washington, Aug. 6. 

The Federal government is to 
co-operate with Florida in put- 
ting across that state's celebra- 
tion In November of the centen- 
nial of the flrst meeting of the 
Florida Territorial LegUiature. 

This aid has been :>roroised by 
President- Coolldge to Senator 
Trammell, of Florida, and Capt. 
R. A. Gray, of Tallahassee. 



Princeton, 111., Aug. 5. 

Prior to the opening of the fal« 
season the State of Illinois pro- 
duced a six-reel film written around 
the activities under Jurisdiction of 
the Department of Public Welfare. 

A. large assortment of actors and 
actresses enact the different roles 
and form various ensembles Incl* 
dent to the story as the six reels 
unfold. Governor Small and many 
Stats offlclals walk In and out ot 
the picture. Th« central characters 
are two children, a boy and a girl, 
both Illinois products. 

A (ripping plot runs through the 
story. The children, accompanied 
and chaperoned by their grandfather, 
visit the difTermt Institutions and 
carry their audience along. This af- 
fords opportunity for many striking 
"close-up" pictures o< how these 
institutions are conducted. 

The movie show may be seen free 
by visitors to county fairs, where it 
forms a part of the geperal Stato 
exhibit. 




CRaeckert&Co. 

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blow torriMt. iiMllnt Motm, 

■•nunii, MntlM wmI hallow 

win •yttani. eir. Wrlit (or 

iiuelatlooi ud auks. 

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UlAMTPn Cnba's Bis Fair. aapt. I-Il, 
ITHII I tU c»b», N^w T. C«t«rplU»r, 
1 whip: sood, clean 
Lllwral terms. 



Venetian Bwlns* and 
Rhowa and Coneeaalona. 
HARRY B. BWirr. Secretary. 



WANTED 

A ' cood, clean Carnival (or the Elkadcr 
Fair, September^, I, 4, I, Jft4. Addreia 

J. J. FINNBOAN, Sec'y, Blkader, Iowa. 



Carniyals Barred 

By Saranac Lake 



Saranac Lake, N. T., Aug. 6. 

Carnivals are taboo in this vil- 
lage and in the town of Harriets - 
town. The town board has taken 
a stand and will not issue per- 
mits. Signs and advertising mat- 
ter for one carnival were de- 
stroyed by police. 



HUNTINGDON CO. FAIR 

August 26-29, inc. Day and Night 
HUNTINGDON, PENNA. 



Listening In is rapidly becoming a 
erase throughout South Africa. With 
cheap outfits coming into the market. 
It brings the invention within the 
reach of every home. Some very 
good results have been gained In 
communication with the States and 
EJngland. 

Pagels Circus and Menagerie is 
located in Durban (Natal) for a 
short season. The show is announced 
,19 having new acts. The top-liner 
is W. Pagel, with lions and tigers. 
The menagerie attached to the show 
has a fair exhibition of animals. 



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Big Show in Big Wind at 
Sioux City; All Safe 

Sioux City, Aug. 5. 

Sioux City narrowly escaped a 
serious disaster when a windstorm, 
descending in all Its fury on the "big 
top" of the RIngllng-Barnum circus, 
whipped and lashed the huge canvas 
covering Into a billowing balloon, 
which threatened for a time to des- 
cend in a crashing swirl and entrap 
15,000 persons. 

The 50-plece Rlngllng band, with 
possible tragedy pending, played 
steadily during the entire Intermis- 
sion. 

As the wind abated about 2,000 of 
the spectators who had hastily de- 
parted, returned to witness the re- 
mainder of the show. The horses 
frequently slipped in the mud, and 
actors narrowly escaped serious ac- 
cidents. 



Leo Beers will play vaudeville 
dates In the States until December 
next, when he sails for Kngland to 
open .1 contracted engaKcment. at 
tho Victoria Palace, London, arountl 
Chrlstm.is time. Beere starts lii.s i 
vnrioty work Aug. 11 at Brighton 



Ellis County Fair 

ONE VVEEK ENNI8, TEXAS 

50,000 AttMWiarKS .1029^ M >r. 
It's Time to' Act Now." ".' 



Have an ideal location for high 
class bathing establishment. 

Want parties who have sufficient 
capital to finance proposition; no 
stock promotions tolerated. 

This location has wide beach 
(ocean front), boardwalk and natu- 
ral facilities. 

This resort is world renowned 
and is adjacent to thickest popu- 
lated section of the country. 

Has tremendous transient and 
permanent population catering now 
to numerous seasonable large ex- 
cursions, wonderful transportation 
advantages. 

A real proposition. 
ADDRESS "BATHING" BOX 350 

VARIETY, New York 



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W^nesday, AugUkt 8, 1924 



ORDERLYCIRCUS 

SAVES CHIEFS 

JOB 



No Trouble on Circus Day 

''Squares" Police Hiead's 

Absence 



St. John N. B., Aug. 5. 

To the fact that the Sparks Cir- 
cus was more orderly than expected 
J. B. McCormick, chief of police of 
Sydney, N. S.i owes his position a? 
he«d of that department. McCor- 
mick was suspended by the Mayor 
because of the chiers non-appear- 
ance on circu.1 day. The Mayor had 
warned the chief to be on the job. 
above all others, as he (the Mayor* 
contended that pickpockets, thieves 
and thuKs of all types would come 
in a deluKe with the tented organ- 
ization. The Mayor, serving hLs first 
term, feared a general crime wave 
if the police department was not 
able to cope with the demand for 
protection. ' 

McCormick did not appear on cir- 
cus day, and as a result the police 
department was in a disorganized 
state. No orders for special duty 
had been issued and the Mayor was 
in a ferment: However, there was 
no trouble. The Mayor stated that 
owing to the fact the circus work- 
ers were peaceful the loss of tVie 
police chief and the inefficiency of 
the department were not felt. '■ 



COLISEUM 

London, .July tt. 

Any doubt as to th« manage- 
ment's astuteness in booking the 
rodeo winners Is dispelled bT the 
enormous business being done at this 
house, business which can only be 
the result of the a(>pearance of the 
cowboys and cowgirls from Wem- 
bley. All the thing.', which went to 
mar the opfning show have been 
eliminated. The act has been some- 
what curtailed and now runs closely, 
while a loud speaker announces the 
names of the riders and their 
mounts. The setting also has been 
greatly improved and the chutes are 
now seen, which, coupled with the 
lounging cowboys and girls, gives 
an air of realism to the scene. The 
whole show gofs with an enthu- 
siasm rarely seen in. this country, 
and the final calls are very genuine. 

The rest of the bill is excellent 
although It would have little power 
to drag the crowd In if it was no* 
for the top. First among the smaller 
turns comes Colleano, an exception- 
ally clever wlrewalker. This act is 
really worthy of a big position on 
any program. Colleano works with- 
out pole or parasol and turns som- 
cr.saults and dances with more grace 
an.l agility than many acrobats '.o 
upon the floor. 

Johnson Clark is a ventriloquist 
with original methods ; nd an easy 
way of putting his act over. He ap- 
pears a.s a country squire rendered 
furious by poaching gypsies, and his 
figure is that of a precocious gypsv 
boy. All his "patter" is far above 
tlie average, .and he disdains the Use 
of topical gags In getting the laugh. 

Clarice Mayne gives precisely th.- 
art she did before and has improved 
it mile. She would he of little value 
without her partner, Jimmy Craig. 
Her act goes with the sympathy al- 
w.ays .accorded an old favorite, but 
there i.s no reason why she should 
in.sist on reciting ii» front of th" 
"tab.s." Capable mimic she may be, 
I)Ut she is no elocutionist, and her 
hal>it of dropping the last syllables 
of her lines is irritating. Robert 
Sielle and Annette Mills are exhi- 
bition dancers from Giro's. Th? 
woman is graceful, but the m,an 

I mars his work >y thinking he is a 
comedian. Their final "buj-lesque" 



HELLO. SUCKER! 



The late Harry IT. Tamnien, Jienver oirou$ and newspaper cel«hrity, 
addrosted aU W* friends, from KockefeUer to th« printer"* devil,- with 
•llcllo. Sucker!" 



Following in the wake of the clr 
cus were no thefts, no assaults, 'no j of a shipwreck is a very weak thing 



"My two passions," Tammen used 
to say, "are— circuses and honesty. 

"Strange bedfellowsT 

"Well, If you don't want strange 
bedfellows, sucker, don't sleep two 
in a bed. 

"Clrcusea, of course, I loved be- 
cause anybody who's human must 
love circuses. Look at poor J. 
Ogden Armour, richest boy in the 
world when^ he was born, and I 
took him to see his first circus when 
he was past 60. I've seen newsies 
go wild over circuses — but you 
should have seen the pork-and-beef 
king. 

"However, honesty is quite an- 
other thing. It Isn't natural to be 
a hound for honesty. And maybe I 
wasn't born that way, either. But 
when I was 14 I was a porter in a 
barrel-house In Baltimore and the 
barkeep was a one-eyed Dutchman 
that would aa soon brain you with 
a bungstarter aa let you live. 

"I us«d to take the trick back of 
the mahog when he went to eat. 
And his lessons In honesty, deliv- 
ered every day Just before he i went 
off and I "went on, were eloquent 
and clear. He would ^say: 

" 'Listen, you. If there's a nickel 
short. tonight, I'll bust every bone 
in your no-good carcass.' 

"That's what I call inculcating 
the m.ain idea of the famous best 
policy. 

"So, naturally, I grew up honest. 

"At the end of the hour. Just be- 
fore the barkeep was due back, I 
used to take all the money out of 
the cash register and throw it up in 



fighting nnd very little disorder. 
The Mayor stated he could not un- 
derstand the situation, as he was of 
the impression that all tented or- 
ganizations,^whether circus or car- 
nival, brought a wave of crime, and 
he was beginning to think that he 
had misjudged the tented shows. 



CIRCUSES IN N. E, 



SmaHer Towns Seeing Big 
Tops After Long Wait 

New Bedford, Mass., Aug. 5. 

A number of the New England 
smaller towns, .-.nd, in tact, some 
oC the larger ones as well, .are hav- 
ing circuses this season for the 
first time in a numb 'r of years. 
All of the circuses secni to have 
hit Xew Kngland virtually at the 
same i)erlod of the season this year. 

Karmcr.s seem to be well sup- 
plied with money for the outdoor 
shows, and while hesitating at 
traveling any considerabl*> distance, 
are ris;ht on the job when one 
comos to their vicinity. 



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24 inch apaque 6.00 

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indeed. 

Ivor VIntor has the privilege of 
working in front of the "tabs" while 
the setting Is being got ready for 
the rodeo. ' In his first numbers he 
appears to be ,"lvlng .a miniature 
imitation of Talbot O'Farrell. and 
although there is little re.ally humor- 
ous in his routine, his precocity gets 
him over, "Jlay Keyes, a mediocre 
club juggler; Ethel Hook, singer, 
and John Birminsrham's band make 
up the program. Kvery act received 
a warm welcome from an audience 
which stood, perspiring and restless, 
two and three deep behind the seat- 
ing. Oore. 



MAJOR SMITH 

Anierini'a l*rrmirr nalloonlat. open for 
Fairs Parka and relrbrndnaa 

Room 500. 1531 Broadway, New York 



Sells-Floto Circus Official 
Escapes Norwich Subpoena 

Syracuse, X. Y.. Aug. 5. 
District Attorney Truesdale of 
N'orwicli withdrew the subpoen.a 
which he served at Kimira on G. D. 
.Steel of the Sells-Floto circus, fol- 
lowing a conference lasting prac- 
tically all day, and after the state- 
ments of many employes of the cir- 
cus were taken. 

Attorney K. W. Personius was re- 
tained by the circus, and particl- 
p.ited In the conference, resulting In 
the visiting district attorney taking 
statements, but not the person he 
came for. 

When the circus played in Nor- 
wich, the concession man was for- 
bidden to sell balloons by ofTioials of 
tliat place. During the day a 
stronger to the circus appeared and 
established himself ne.ar the show 
frrouiids selling balloons. When dis- 
covered, a fight occurred, folloivlng 
which the concession man disap- 
I)carod. 

District Attorney Truesdale went 
to IClmIra with a subpoena for G, D. 
.Steel, an olllcinl of the circus. 



the air, and what atuck to the ceil- 
ing went to the house. 

"Theroaft«r, aa I wandered through 
life, with its many trying problems, 
I always remembered the lesson I 
had learned from that one-eyed 
murderer, and always gave a sucker 
the best of it — it he was smart 
enough to put fly-paper on his cell- 
ing. 

"It stood me in great stead when 
I embarked in the circus racket 
later. I became famous as a 
'square' showman In an era when, I 
fear, my contemporary colleages 
were not all shining examples of 
righteousness. 

"Some of them oven tried to trim 
me. 

"Now. that I objected to, for there 
should he honor among thieves, nl- 
though some people say they don't 
understand ^hy thieves should be 
any better than the rest of us; 

"I- had it out with one of my 
agents once because he built a flat- 
building right around the corner 
from one of mine with ^he proceeds 
of lithograph passes,' I did not 
actually accuse him of being crook- 
ed — I only hinted that he was a 
robber, a burglar, a yegg and a 
double-crossing grifter. 

"He looked up at me Indignantly 
and cried: 

" 'Say, boss, I've been in the cir- 
cus game 26 years, an' my honesty 
has never been questioned!' 

''I Just .looked back, right into his 
eye, and answered: 

" 'Well, sucker, I've been in It a 
few years myself — and my honesty 
has never even been MEN- 
TIONED!'" 



SYRACUSE,2-DAY 
STAND FIRST 
TIMEEVER . 



Notorious Poor 
Town Picked 
Sells-Floto 



Show-i 
by 



Syracuse, N. Y.., Aug. 5, 
For the flrart time ever remem* 
bered, a traveling circus intends to 
turn this city into a two-day stand. 
That is the intention of Sells- 
Floto, due to play here Monday and 
"TuAsday, Aug. 2S-26. 

Syracuse has a drawing popula- 
tion of something over 200,000 and 
is notorious as one of the poorest 
show tow'hs of its size in the coun- 
try. 



CIRCUS 

Walter L. Main 
Aug. e. White River Junction. Vt.; 
7, Randolph; 8. Barrer 9, St. Albans; 
11.. Burlington, Vt.: 12, Malone, 
N Y.; IJ, Saranac Lake; 14, Tupper 
L>ake; 16^ Lowvllle; :'.6, Pptsdam; 
18, Ogdensburg; 1?, Gouverneur; 20, 
Watertown; 21, Oswego; 22, Palmy- 
ra; 2J, irfedlna; 25-26, Syr.acuse; 27, 
Auburn, N. Y. 



CIRCUS MAN LET CO 



Head Usher of Sells-Floto 
Didn't Assault Balloon Seller 



Norwich, N. Y., Aug. 6. 

Edward H. Sears, head usher of 
the Sells-Ploto Circus, alleged to 
have been one of those who as- 
saulted Maurice Fisher, balloon 
vendor, in a near riot here, has 
l)een discharged by City Judge For- 
aythe after an extended examina- 
tion. 

Fisher was attacked, his balloons 
destroyed and his auto pushed Into 
the river. Fisher claimed to iden- 
tify Sears as one of his assailants. 
Three circus employes, however, 
testified Sears was eating at the 
time of the assault. 

Ofllclals are still looking for 
"Johnny" Walls, circus employe. 
said to have been ring leader in the 
;;ltack. 

Now the circus is defendant In 
two actions. Fisher and his em- 
ploye. James Greenbaum, want 
damages. Mrs. Henry Cook, In- 
jured in the attack, also Is a plain- 
tiff. 



THE EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL 

DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIR 



WILL BE HELD AT 



RHINEBECK, NEW YORK 

August 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 1924 

FREE ATTRACTIONS— 5 DAYS-4 WIGHTS-r-FIREWORKS 

California Frank's Rodeo — Victor's Luna Park Banci 



Hon. J. GRISWOLD WEBB, Pc<es. 



MRS. VJNCENT, ASTOB, Vioc-Pres. 



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Meek Looking Lion Mauls 
Trainer— Is Meek Again 

Paris, July 26. 

Marcel's menagerie, at the Mont- 
martre street fair here, was the 
scene of excitement during a show 
when a subdued-looking lion sud- 
denly sprang at M. Fernand, a 
trainer, and severely mauled him. 

Fernand was taken out of the cage 
and rushed to the hospital, while 
the animal resumed his me'jk de 
meanor. 

The trainer will recover, say the 
doctors. 



Charles A. Prue Dead 

Rutland, Vt., Aug. 5. 
Charles A. Prue, the oldest native 
resident of Newport, Vt., died Aug. 
1 at Rutland at the age of 77 years. 
At the age of 18 he ran away to 
Join a circu*. For many years he 
was connected with some of the 
largest circuses in he country. His 
specialties were trapeze, tumbling 
and horizontal. In which he was 
considered the best. In late years 
he has followed the railroad busl- 

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Delano's Motorized Min- 
strels Promise Six 
Weeks* Vacation 



Troy, N, Y., Aug. 5. 

A vacation for six weeks was the 
bait held out by Bill Delano of 
Troy In newspaper ads. for ama- 
teur performers to Join a minstrel 
show playing fair dates. He ad- 
vertised that it would be a pleasant 
trip, travel being by automobile. 

Amateur singers, dancers and 
musicians were sought. 

Men who could play the banjo, 
cornet, slide trombone,"drums, bass 
drums and other band instruments 
l.ad a chance to join the show and 
combine business with pleasure, 

D(-Iano's Motorized Minstrels is 
the name of the show. 



Won't Be Annoyed for Year 
Kaiisas City, Aug. 5. 

Oscar Johnson, Negro circus 
hand with the John Robinson cir- 
cus, was arrested on a charge of 
carrying a concealed weapon. He 
told the judge he carried the re- 
volver t') protect himself from the 
"wild animals." 

The law sent him to the peniten- 
tiary for a year where he will not 
he bothered. 



Ringllng-Barnum- Bailey 

Aug. 6-7, Minneapolis; 8. St. Paul; 
9. Duluth; 11. Stevens Point, Wis.; 
12, Oshkosh; 13, Madison; 14, Mil- 
waukee, Wis.; 15-24, Grant Park, 
Chicago? 25, DanvlU?, Ill, 



Sells-Floto Circus 

Aug. 6. York, Pa.; 7, Frederick, 
Md.; 8, Hagerstown; 9, Cumberland. 
Md.; 11, Winchester, Va.^ 12, Har- 
risonburg; 13, Staunton; 14, Char- 
lottesville; 15. Richmond; 16, New- 
port News, Va. 

John Robinson's Circus 

Aug.. 6, Pueblo, Colo.; 7, Ia Junta, 
Colo,; 8, Raton, N. M.; 9, Trlnldadr 
Colo.; 11. Colorado Springs; 12, 
Boulder; 13, Fort Collins; 14, Gree- 
ley; 15, Sterling, Colo.; 16, Scotts 
Blvff, Neb ; 19, North Platte, Neb. 
Sparks Circus 

Aug. 6, St.'CatheHnes, Can.; 7, 
Hamilton; 8, St. Thomas; 9. Wood- 
stock; 11, Owen Sound; 12, Strat- 
ford; 13, Quelph; 14, Peterboro; 15, 
Smith's Falls; 16, Pembroke; 18, 
Timmlns, Can. 

Al G. Barnes Circus 

Aug. 7, Bellingham, Wash.; 8, Mt. 
Vernon; ", Everett; 11, Tacoma, 
Wash. 

19, Kearney; 20, Grand Island; 21, 
Columbus; 22. Norfolk, Neb. 

Christy Bros. Circus J 

Aug. 12, Appalachla. Va.; 13, Nor- .^ 
ton, Va.; 14, Middleborough, Ky.; 
15, Harlan; 16, Lynch; 18, Corbln; 
19, Irvine; 20, Jackson; 21, Fleming; 
22, Hazard; 23, Winchester; 25, 
Frankfort; 26, Bardstown; 27, Rus« 
sellvllle; 28, Central City, Ky. 

County Fair — Stale Fair 
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Throe Days in St. Louis 

Chicago, Aug. 5. 

What the Ringling. Barnum & 

Bailey Circus terms its "Big City 

Brigade." under Claude Morris, is 

billing St. Louis for Aug. 30-Sept. 1. 



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Sept. 1. CMher parif Xiulpment alao for 
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Wednesday, August 6, 1924 



RADIO 



VARIETY 



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cmrs WNYC is 

TARGET FOR 
OPPONENTS 



Mayor Hylan Criticized 

for Wanting Municipal 

Station Pepp«<l 



Mayor John F. Hylan's polltfcal 
opponents have t*ken the opportun- 
ity to score the new New York mu- 
nicipal broadcasting station. WNYC, 
atop the Municipal building on the 
ground It \p not within the province 
of the administration to use the 
city's f»ind» to compete with private 
broadcasting enterprises. They de- 
cry the Intention ot running direct 
wires In theatres, cabarets, etc., for 
the purpose of exploiting these 
amusements at the city's expense. 

WNYC has arranged to broadcast 
the dance programs from the various 
Broadway cabarets through direct 
wires. Whili these restaurants and 
•cafes are wilUng for exi>loltation 
reasons. It has laid open a mark for 
the Hylan admlnlstraUon's critics. 

The Carpeotler-Tunney flstkufTs 
were given some advance publicity 
thrbugh Carp^ personal appearance 
at the studio three days preceding 
July 24. the eye of the battle, when 
he broadcast a little speech In 
French. 

The station's proposal to broad- 
cast the musical program of x^e 
Cosmopolitan theatre orchestra by 
direct wire, when the new Marion 
Davles film, "Janice Meredith," 
opened last night (Aug. 5), Is be- 
ing utilised with even greater effect 

If the altruistic critics of th^ 
Hylan administration had their own 
way about Broadcasting only health 
chats, police and fire departmeirt an- 
nouncements and edtc. tlonal pro- 
grams for the schools, it would be a 
very sad form of radio entertain- 
ment, almost as sad in fact an some 
of the entertainment now sent out 
by- the private stations. 



NEWS of the OUnXXMRS 



AND OF 



BANDS and ORCHESHtAS 

FORMERLY APPEARING IN 




WILL BE FOUND ON PAQE8 2S-38 



HIDDEN AaOR 
IN RADIO STOCK 



Outstanding ' Player of 
WGY Thought to^ Be 
^ Edw. H. Smith 



DANCEBY RADIO 



TORTUOUS' DISC 

ROYALTY FOR 

2D QUARTER 

New Record for Low Re- 
turn* to Publishers 



The royalty statements from the 
toechanlcal companies fcr the sec- 
end quarter ot the year,- received by 
the publishers last Friday and Sat- 
urday, probably set a new record In 
low returns. There were as always 
exceptions In certain individual 
statements, but' the consensus of 
opinion among the music men seems 
to be that If those of the first quar- 
ter were "brutal," the present ones 
are nothing less than "tortuous." 

As an Indication that the pub- 
lishers are not the only ones suffer- 
ing, a couple oi the larger phono- 
graph coirpanles, Instead of enclos- 
ing the usual checks, sent notes 
payable In one case as far as six 
months ahead. This Is the first time 
H has happened. > 

The publishers expect the prese:.t 
quarter's statements (July, August 
and September) to be slightly bet- 
ter because of the usual fall spurt, 
and hope for greatly Increased re- 
turns Feb. 1, when the last quarter 
money comes In. 

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Inter-Collegians Booked 

Chicago, Aug. 6. 
The Inter-Collcglans, v the first 
combination to be produced by 
Walter Ford, have been routed 
over the Keith circuit, opening 
Aug. 7 at Fort Wa»ne, Ind. 



Schenectady, N. YS, Jul^ 20. 
Vaudeville actors baye been 
known to play under assumed names 
when trying out acts In "hide-away" 
houses, or when playing the "coffee 
and cake circuits," but It's a new 
one to have a radio actor do the 
disguise stunt. Such ceems to be 
the case, however. In the produc- 
tions of the WGY Student Players. 

In "Come Out of the Kitchen," 
pre«ented two weeks ago, and In 
"A Night OfT." given last weeK. 
there was an actor whose work 
stood out head and shoulders above 
the others. In the former play he 
had the role of a cissy statlstlclan- 
poet, and in the latter a swaggering 
repertoire manager. 

The name of the actor was not 
given as Kdward H. Smith, but un- 
less the ears lead one astray. Smith 
plajkfd both parts. 

Fur a student player either role 
would be dUIlcult, but In the hands 
of the man who played them, they 
seemed^asy. 

No one In the WGY first or second 
company could have played the part 
that way but Smith. He Is di- 
rector and leading man of the WGY 
Players, and one of the best radio 
actors in the country. 

Perhaps his reason for. concealing 
his Identity Is the fact that he an- 
nounced the Student Players would 
receive no aid from the No. 1 com- 
pany this season, but nould stand 
on their own feet Last summer 
Smith and others of the WGY Play- 
ers appeared from time to time with 
the student company. 



Ivan Bankufr, Rursian dancer, last 
Thursday broadcast dance steps 
through WHN. 

This new stunt was put over by 
placing the microphones on the floor 
sv that each sound made by the 
contact of his feet could be plainly 
heard. 

Bankoff's publicity stunt la a vari- 
ation of others worked recently, but 
applied to dancers It la strictly a 
novelty. 



R. C'S SERVICE 

Doing Business With Euro- 
pean Stations 

Belfast, Me., Aug. (. 

With the Increase of. the force at 
the station of the Radio Corpora- 
tion of America here there wilt be 
constant service from now on. The 
corporation Is doing business with 
European stations. It is building 
a K-mlle post line antennae, which 
will be set up the same as a tele- 
phone line. It passes from Belfast 
to West Somersmont and will t>e 
the longest antennae in New Eng- 
land. 

These lines are called the Bev- 
erage antennae, named for a North 
Haven man, who Is said to be doing 
remarkable work for the Radio 
Corporation. 



HAWES BILL MAY 

RESTORE RADIO 

TOOWNERS^ 



"Radio Crowd" Find 

Pressure Behind 

Measure 



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"RADIO VOICES" 
INJURE REPS 
OFSINCiRS 



Musical Manager*' Attn. 

So Decides— No 

Broadcasting 



. Curtis Eugene Miller Dead 

Paincsvllle, O., Aug. 8. 
Curtis Eugene Miller, 51, conductor 
of the old Ohio Regiment band in the 
Spanish -American war, died at his 
home here recently. He was In- 
structor of instrumental music at 
the Hffwe Military Academy, Howe, 
Ind(, for 14 yearj. He was the au- 
thor of several band compositions. 



Dept of Justice After 
Radio Eqnqmieiit Cos. 



Washington, Aug. 5. 

It now looks as If the Depart- 
ment of Justice Is going to fol- 
low up the charges of the Fed- 
eral Trade Cpmmisslon and look 
Into the radio equipment com- 
panies under the anti-trust laws. 
Word coming from the dei>art- 
ment, although not definite. In- 
dicates that Attorney General 
Stone la "getting set" to press 
the charges. Mr. Stone would 
not discuss the possibilities of 
action, but he did adn^lt that the 
"Sherman Law Section" of th* 
department was considering the 
Andlngs of the comnslsslon on the 
monopoly charged against the 
radio Interests. 

Some officials of the dejwrt- 
'ment were not quite so reticent 
as their chief, Mr. Stone, and 
stated the belief that a combina- 
tion did exist among certain of 
the radio companies, but they 
would not say whether or not U 
was the companies listed by the 
Federal Trade Commission In 
their citation last January. 

The commission named ^he 
Radio Corporation of America, 
the General Electric Company, 
American Telephone and Tele- 
graph Company, the Westing- 
house Company, the Western 
Electric and the International 
Radio companies of the United 
Fruit and Wireless Specialty 
companies, charging that these 
companies ^ were cheating and 
maintaining a monopoly In radio 
apparatus and conununlcatlon. 



A clause has been Inserted In all 
contracts Issued by the Musical 
Managers' Association, which con- 
sists of all the managers handling 
the famous artists o^ the country, 
that no radio broadcasting will be 
permitted. 

George Engles Is president of the 
organization and Is also manager of 
the New York Symphony Orchestra. 
It la reported that he and his asso- 
ciate are of the opinion that the 
broadcasting of tt\« voice by radio, 
which magnifies the Imperfections 
and which often Includes Jarring 
static and other discordant sounds, 
lowers the artists' reputations, 
thereby hurting directly* at the box 
office. • 

The same clause has gone Into all 
contracts with the Concert Man- 
agers' Association, which consists pt 
the various Impresari of localities 
through the United States. The In- 
clusion 3f the clause In the man- 
agers' contracts with them acts as 
double protection and excludes local 
broadcasting for publicity. 



Lyman Stars Big 

Atlantic City, Aug. 5. 

The cafes and cabarets are do- 
ing great week-end business, but 
forepart is slack. 

Abe Lyman and his band opened 
big at the Ambassador Hotel Fri- 
day night, succeeding Johnny 
Hamp. 



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The Jones-Green-Woods musical 
tried out us "The Belle of Quaker- 
town" will be rccaptloned "?*o Other 
Girl" when the piece con»«8 to tl\c 
Morosco, New York, next Monday. 
This Is the third title the pWce has 
;,h^d, if. ^vJpn l^nMari8'^"V oalje^ 
"Good for Nothing Jones." 



Working for Zieggy 

Freddie Zwifel, who stepped Into a 
bridegroom's shoes while with "The 
Perfect Fool," has severed his con- 
nection with the Wynn organisation 
after having been with the comedian 
since he started with his first revue. 
Zwifel Is to pilot one of the Zlegfeld 
companies next year. , 



3RD AVE. WEBJ 

The new WEBJ broadcasting sta- 
tion on Third avenue la gettlTlg a 
slow start upon its regular pro- 
grams and features. One of the 
newest features was started Tues- 
day night when reviews of new 
shows and pictures ' on Broadway 
were broadcast by H. A. Blyburn. 

Little has t>een heard of the 
WEBJ station, which Is one of the 
newest, biggest and best equipped 
of eastern stations. 



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Smallest Music Store 

Chicago, Aug. i. 
The smallest music store In 
the world opened here List 
week on Randolph street. The 

place Is t^mf'»**^^i'!ftf"f l!i • 
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BADIO'S TOUHOEST CRITIG 

WFBH, tbe Hotel Majestic Sta- 
tion, has signed Walt K. Sweezey, 
the 17-year-old dramatic critic, to 
handle Its vaudeville, drama and 
opera assignments. He will broad- 
cast twice weekly. 

Sweezey Is said to be the young- 
est critic to ever review New York's 
legit productions. 



WEST INDIAN BAND 



30 Colored. Musicians Playing 
in Brooklyn 

Concerts by the United States 
Naval Band of the Virgin Islands, 
West Indies, an organisation of t8 
negro musicians, under the direc- 
tion of Alton A. Adams, the only 
colored bandmaster In the U.. 8. 
Navy, are proving a popular card 
in the parks of Brooklyn this week. 

The first concert was given Mon- 
day night In Prospect Park; to- 
night, Tompkins Park; Thursday 
night. Highland Park; ^day 
night. Dreamland Park, and Satur- 
day night. Fort Greene Park, 

Bandmaster Adams, 80, Is an ac- 
complished flute and piccolo player 
and also a composer of some 
repute. Adams la the head of the 
music department of the public 
schools In Virgin Islands. 



Variety-Clipper BureaUi 
Cyans Bldg^ Washington. 

V Aug. S. 

Radio has been getting some 
great breaks, but It has Just come to 
light here that much pressure la 
being brought to bear to bring 
about favorable action on the 
Hawes bill In the House, which 
provides for the termination Of the ' 
power of the Allen Property Cus- 
todian and for the return, with cer- 
tain provisions, of all property taken 
from the original owners during tbe 
war. X 

Some of the greatest, from per- 
formance as well aa aoney return 
standpoints, of the patents aa* 
owned rightfully by Germana. One 
of the provisions ot Congressman's 
Hawes' bill Is that property should 
be returned except wherein the gov- 
erninent, for a compensation, de- 
sires to retain It / 

The patents of Schloetnllcb and 
Von Bronk are said to be the baslo 
,onea upon which the American 
radio Industry la founded. M the 
American Government should take 
these patents "on payment of com- 
pensation" they would be free to 
anyone. But If the government, 
after the enactment of the Hawea 
bill. If It does become a law, ahtfiM 
return these patents to tbe Ger- 
mans, the native Industry would be 
up ugalnat It from another angle. 
PoaaibI* Mertepely 
Some of those opposing tbe bill 
see wherein the government might 
lease these self-same patents to on* ' 
of the larger radio companies. That 
would mean a monopoly for that 
particular company. ^ 

The bill, which baa Iain dormant 
since Congress adjourned, 4a now 
forced Into the limelight becaoae of 
those supporting It, as well as those 
opposed to It adopting what covid 
be termed strenuous measures to 
gain th«lr ends. 

Congressman Harry B. Hawes ot 
Missouri, Democrat, has given the 
radio piople something to think 
about other than getting copyright 
music for nothing. 

From those supporting the Hawes 
measure the thought ha^ been ex- 
pressed of "how different every- 
thing looks when the radio cnfiwA 
stand to lose something tor noth- 
ing." 



iJNION SCALE AT JAIL 



Acts Volunteer For Sunday 
Show, but Pianists Can't 



Director Changes Station 

Mcdford Hlll.ilde, Mass., Aug. S. 

C. R. Emery has resigned as 
bro.idcast director of WON here to 
become associated with tbe Edison 
Electric Co. In Boxton hi a similar 
capacity. 

'>lRd(lt*t(0K9*me EdisCh'cdmpany 
will open a new 600- watt broadcast- 
ing station. 



Chicago, Aug. 5. 

Last Christmas was the first time 
a vaudeville show has ever been 
presented at the county Jail. The 
Inmates showed such enthu.<!iasm 
over the entertainment. It has since 
become a -weekly event. 

Three to four acts are rounded 
up every Sunday. The only Incon- 
venience rn4^ountered was 8«:urlntj 
a pianist. Seve.al music publlehlns 
houses have been approached, but 
Informed the visitors tbe regular 
union scale would have to be paid. 

Tom Powell Is In charge of the en- 
tertainment. 



Ceylon Broadcasting 

Washington, Aug. 5. 

Ceylon Is to have broaaca«tlng. 
It Is announced tbe Secretary ot 
State has kpproved Its Introduc- 
tion.' 

According to Assistant Trade 
Commissioner Donald Renshaw, 
stationed In Calcutta ,ln a report to 
the Department ot Commerce, the 
C^lon government ha« decided to 
Isstie an unlimited numt>er ot 
licenses tor listenlng-ln sets, and 
broadcasting shall be undertaken by 
ther wireless etatlon at Colombo. 



Saslavsky Stricken 

San Francisco, Aug. I. 

Alexander Saslavsky, violinist 
and orchestra director, was stricken 
with apoplexy here last week and 
la still In a precarious condition. 

Saslavsky was at work on the 
program for the annual Bohemian 
Club Jinks to be held this month 
when the attack came. 



Gilbert Miller, director o f Jhe 
Frohman company, and Arthur RftB- 
man, playwright, returned on the 
"Aquitanla" last week. 



William A. Brady bowed out on 
the w&rm weather this week and 
hftB repalrod to ^^Is, fpupjlr^. jpU\c^ 
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Wednesday* Au^^t $, 1924 



"IS AMERICAN MUSICIAN SO 
TAKEN UP IN HIS WORK 
ONLY HE CAN ENJOY IH" 



A»ks Switzerland Consul in Offering Suggestion on 
Subsidizing American Music — Thornwell Haynes 
Makes First Definite Consular Report — Says Ap- 
peal to the Many Is Answer — Project Is Out- 
growth of Victor Jlerberl's Statement 



NATIONAL BUREAU 



Vari*ty'CKpp«r Bureau, 
Evana BIdg., Washington, 

Aug. 5. 
Subsidtzlner music in America was 
recently made the subjert of a 
serlea of four articlea in Clipper. 
These articles followed a statement 
xntCde by the late Victor Herbert 
whe n appearing before Congress 
during the fight to retain the copy- 
right law In Its present form and 
thus give the creator of music pro- 
tection. . The composer stated that 
in Amerft:a music was a private un- 
dertaking, while In Europe It was 
treated' entirely on a national basis. 
Based upon consular reports the 
articles referred to co.cred the 
methods of the government In 
Spain, Portugal, Italy and Engl&nd 
In furthering the study of mualc. 
The latest of these reports has Just 
been received at the State Depart- 
m«ai!!^nd comes from the American 
consul, Thornwell Haynes. stationed 
In Berne, Switzerland. 

In each of the previous reports 
the several consuls dwelt at con- 
siderable length upon the methods 
of the country in which he served. 
They did not endeavor, as had been 
requested, to give their Ideas from 
personal observations on how to ac- 
coniplish the subsidizing of music 
In the United States. 

With JWr. Haynes he definitely 
states an opinion on how to bring 
this about. 

°,ie consul suggests a bure: j of 
flne arts located here In Washing- 
ton. He believes that a strong 
political body could bring this 
about. Such a proposal Is now be- 
fore Congress, but In the mass or 
legislation of the last session It was 
not considered, although it Is stated 
that hearings on this particular bill, 
which is not quite as broad as sug- 
gested by Mr. Haynes, but creates 
a national conservatory of music, 
win t^Cke place when Congress again 
meets Dec. 1. 

There should bo a serious effort 
to establish a method of popularii- 
Ing n usic, states Mr. Haynes. '"T'le 
question with the United States," 
to quote the report of the consul, 
"Is not that of making Bach, Wag- 
ner and Strauss prevail with select 
audiences, but the method or policy 
of making such mastens prevail with 
a promiscuous audience." 

American Wrapped Up 
Mr. Haynes goes on to ask If the 
American musici.n has grown so 
\/rapped up" In his own music that 
he, alone, c.in only enjoy hie com- 
positions The unpretentious melody 
gives just as much pleasure to the 
many as Beethoven's sonatas charm 
the few. 

The appeal to the great many Is 

the anewer to sulisidizlng music, 

rontends the consul. He states that 

if each and every citizen can be 

made to support such a movement 

that her© in America music will 

k become a national Institution, that 

I the talented will be aided by the 

" government to further their art. and 

that In turn the government will be 

compensated In having a people 

composed of music lovers. 

It would seem to those Interested 
here that the statement of one of 
America's greatest composers, Mr. 
Herbert, would bear fruit and do 
more to bring about this aid In 
furthering music than anything 
else possibly could have done. 



NEGRO BAND 

GETS A, F. OF M. 

CHARTER 



First Colorel Musical Or- 
ganization Affiliated 
with That Body 



New Haven, Conn., Aug. 5. 

Local 486 of the American Fed- 
eration of Muslcans has been 
formed here and the membership Is 
composed of Negro musicians of 
New Haven and vicinity. It is the 
first l^egro band to receive a char- 
ter from the national organization 
and the first unit of its kind in Con- 
necticut. ' 

James N. Fletcher has been elect- 
ed president. 

The band membership is made up 
of 20 members of the Negro Elks 
band and 18 other musicians. 



HANDY'S SIGHT 
RECOVERED 



WmiARK'S MUSK IS 
GOING TO TAMS CO. 



Veteran Publishing Firm Re- 
taining Only Black and 
White Series 



Colored Composer Be- 
came Totally Blind at 
Nenrous Breakdown 



W. C. Handy, one of the creators 
of the modern school of blues, has 
entirely recovered his eyesight. 

Three years ago the colored mu- 
sician was totally blind In both eyes. 
Now he announces his sight Is as 
good as it was when nervous dis- 
orders and eye trouble resulted In 
his breakdown In 1921. 

Handy has returned to the music 
publishing firm of HandJ Brothers, 
successors to Pace & Handy, Inc 
Pace is now with the Black Swan 
disk concern. 

The goTl fortune of Handy In re- 
gaining his eyesight aroused con- 
siderable newspaper attention, and 
the "Sunday World" devoted a long 
story by Lester A. Walton to the 
rather Interesting account of the 
blues composer's life, misfortune and 
recent blessing of the return of his 
sight. 



Waltz as "Blues" 

Irving Berlin, Inc., has accepted 
for publication a novelty song in 
the way of a syncopated waltz by 
Will Donaldson and Billy Rose. 

The piece Is known as^ "Come 
Back to Me." Although a regular 
waltz In rhythm and dance tempo, 
it is of the blue variety, with 
unmelodic harmonies and jazzy 
strains. 



WALTER FORD, Inc. 

Orchestras and Entertainment 
, Features 

162 N. State St. ^ CHICAGO, ILL. 



The music library of M. Witmark 
& Sons, which contains the majority 
of all the musical pieces played In 
America, will shortly be taken over 
by Arthur Tams Co., if pending 
negotiations are consummated. 

This would mean that Witmark, 
wtilch discontinued Its professional 
department a few months ago,' is 
disposing of its other big depart- 
ment, leaving only the "Black and 
White" aeries to continue with. 

There Is a greater significance to 
the forthcoming transaction — it 
means Tams will have a practical 
hold on every musical \8tock In 
America, for already hi^ firm Is 
standard for costumes, the only one 
In New York to carry a stock large 
enough to completely outfit a large 
organization in an extensive reper- 
toire. 

With the acquisition of the music 
library, both music and costumes 
will have to come from Tams, 
whei^ they formerly held but few 
of the regularly played stock fa- 
vorite*, "Chocolate Soldiers," "Kr- 
minle." "Mocking Bird," "Rose 
Maid," "Balkan Princess" and "His 
LltUe Widows" were on their Hat. 
as well as Dekoven's "Red Feather." 
and others, while Witmark holds 
•"The Spring Maid" "Firefly," "Babes 
in Toyland," "Sweethearts," in fact, 
the entire Victor Herbert series, as 
well as the majority of the major 
musical comedy publications of the 
lastrZS years. Harms, Inc., handles 
but few works of this kind, with 
"Mary," "The O'Brien Girl" and 
others In their library list. 

Both firms handle non-royalty 
music, such as the Gilbert and Sul- 
livan operas. 

The Metropolitan Opera Conipany 
Is the only one In America, With 
the possible exception of the Chicago 
Civic Opera Association, to main- 
tain Ita own music library, with the 
hundreds of smaller organizations 
being forced to rely upon either 
Tams or Witmark In the past to 
furnlsk them with scores, parts, or- 
chestrations, etc. Tams, besides 
handling the material necessary to 
musical stocks, has the largest 
library of cantatas oratories, etc., 
in America, and with the swinging 
of the Witmark deal, will add still 
further to their list. 

The Witmark Black and White 
series catalog has been on the mar- 
ket for soiiM weeks, according to 
Broadway reports, the abolition of 
the professional department and the 
pending transfer of their musical 
library would indicate their inten- 
tion to retire from the music pub- 
lishing business. 



U. S. JAZZ BAND TOUR 

Morris Office May Arrange 
It— Has "Elkins' Too 



Ensign AI Moore and his United 
States Jazz Band made a name for 
themselves in the vaudeville houses 
with their popjlar music. 

Moore Is now in New York ami 
in conference with William Morris 
relative to taking his musicians oti 
a tour of the big picture houses j( 
the country or placing them as t 
permanent feature at one of the 
best known film palaces in the East 

Another aggregation that Is under 
the direction of Mr. Morris is tlio 
Eddie Elkins OrjhestrH, now play- 
ing an extended enRagement in At 
lantic City. where the ElUin--- 
jazaists will remain until Labor D:iy 
perhaps longei. 



The Ned Wayburn ijress depnrt- 
ment announce.*! that in addition !c 
the 18 American darclng girls Wnj - 
burn will iend to the Moulin Roug>^ 
Revue In parls late this month, he 
also kas received a- commlssioli to 
ship 18 other native dancers to the 
Casino de Paris. 



Musicians Remembered 

Des Moines, Aug. 5. 

Sentiment rings true in the 
sawdust ring the same as in any 
other walk of life. 

The musicians with the Bar- 
num-Rlngling Circus went to 
Laurel Hill Cemetery and placed 
a wreath on the grave of Arthur 
Cox. 

Mr. Cox, a Des Molnea musician 
for 17 years, traveled with bands 
In tented shows and was for some 
time with the big circus. He died 
here last March, and his old com- 
rades paid this tribute to bis 
memory. ^ 



WHimrS TEST 

ON MORALITY 

KICKS BACK 

Music Publisher's Method 

of Trying Out Typist 

Not Approved by 

Court : . 



Winiapj Whittle, 42. 4460 Park 
avenue, president of the American 
Music Publishers Co. at KS8 Broad- 
way, New York, was held In $S00 
ball to await a report on his char- 
acter after' he had been adjudged 
guilty on a charge of disorderly con- 
duct preferred by Dorothy Walter, 
16, 2042 Gates avenue, Brooklyn. 
Whittle admitted everything the girl 
said but offered an explanation that 
was not satisfactory. 

The Walter girl said when"~SJW 
applied for a position as typist. 
Whittle grasped hold of her hand, 
squeezed it and attempted to put his 
arm around her waist. She said 
she waited until a favorable oppor- 
tunity presented Itself and left. 
Whittle said he had been testing 
her morals, saying he realized if a 
girl would premit such things she 
was unmoral and he would not (4l- 
gage her. He testified* that when 
he saw she resisted he realized she 
was a good girl and he wai^t^ed to 
engage her. 

Magistrate Ryttenberg told Whit- 
tle he thought It a poor method to 
test the morality of employes, found 
him guilty and held him In bail 
while a probation officer made an 
Investigation. 



REVOKE DANCE LICENSE 



Local Selettmen Close Ritz at 
Bass Point, Mass. 



Nahant, Mass., Aug. 6. 
Charging that the dances were 
"wild, immoral and suggestive," 
the Nahant selectmen today re- 
voked 'the license of the Ritz 
Dancing Carnival at Bass Point, 
forcing It Xo close. The dance hall 
is under new management this 
year, previously having been an 
inn, and has been most successful. 
The selectmen voted to revoke the 
license as the result of numerous 
complaints, they state. Three 
members of the board witnessed 
the dances and allege that they 
saw a number of scenes which they 
considered questionable. The select- 
men declared that many of the 
complaints came from the mothers 
of girls who have patronized the 
place. 



. Musician Loses Foot 

So. Sudbury. Mass., Aug. 9. 
Knmk Eaton, well-knowg musi- 
rian of Boston and a resident of 
this town, when alighting from 
a train slipped and fell under the 
wheeKs, losing his right foot above 
the ankle. He wan taken to Pram- 
inctbam Hospital in an automobile. 
For many years Raton was a mem- 
ber of the orchestra at the Colonial 
Boston. 



POPULAR SONGS 

NOW IN DEMAND 

IN CHICAGO 



Orchestra Leaders Give 
Titles of Numbers Most- 
ly Called For 



Chicago, Aug. E. 

July saw two chaijges in orches« 
tras, one In the "loop" and the other 
In a neighborhood cafe. A Husk 
O'Hare combination replaced Frank 
Westpbal at the Collece Inn, while 
Drobegg's orchestra followed the 
Five Kings of Syncopation into tha 
"Frolic," which was' formerly known 
as Ike Bloom's. 

Very little change in request 
numbers over the preceding month. 
Another angle has It that publishers 
are not releasing any new tunes 
during the summer months, waiting 
for the fall to make the big splurge, 
meantime working on what they 
term sutpmer hits. 

The orchestras published below 
have been personally interviewed 
and the numbers given as most 
popular during the past month ar^ 
as follows: * » 

Numbers in Demand 

Oan Ru*8o-Ted Fiorito, Oriole or- 
chestra. Edgewater Beach: "June 
Xlght" (Feist). "What Will I Do?" 
and "Charley, My Boy" (Berlin), 
"Mandalay" and "It Had to Be You" 
(Remick). "Spain" (Well). "Wl r 
Did I Kiss That Girl?" (Shapiro*' 
Bernstein). 

Raiph WHliamsT Rainbo Gardens: 
"Mandalay" (Remick), "What Will 
I Do?" :( Berlin), "June Night" and 
"Doodle Doo Doo" (Pelst), "Never 
Again" (Weil).. "Shine" (Shaplro- 
Bemsteln) "Jealous" (Waterson, 
Inc.). 

Coon -Sanders Orchestra, Lincoln 
Tavern: "June Night" (Feist), 
"Spain" (Well), "Shine" (Shapiro« 
Bernstein). "Laiy" (Berlin), "Re- 
mem'br«n" (Duncan Sisters), "Man* 
dalay" (Remick), "When Lights Are 
Low" (Feist). 

Csntury Serensders, ClndereHa 
cafe: "What Will I, Do?" (Berlin). 
"Spain" (Well) "June Night" and 
"When Lights Are Low" (Feist), 
"Shine" (Shapiro-Bernstein), ' "Man- 
dalay" (Remick), "Keep on Dancing" 
(Duncan Sisters). 

Paul Zimm, Montmartre: "Jun« 
Night" and "Doodle Doo Doo" 
(Feost). "Never Again" and "Ray 
and His Little Chevrolet" (Well), 
"Why Did I Kiss ThaU Girl" (Sha- 
piro-Bernstein) "Mandalay" and 'It 
Had to Be Tou" (Remick), "What 
Win I Dor- (Berlin). 

Cbarlsy Straight, Rendezvous:' 
"Mandalay" (Remick), "June Nlghf^ 
and "When Lights Are Low" (Felat)« 
"What Will I Do" and 'Xaxy" (Ber- 
lin), "Spain" (WMl), "Why Did f 
Kiss That Oirir* (flhaplro-Bern- 
stein), "Remem'bran" (Duncaa 
Sisters). 

Murray Sherman, Bismarck: 
"Mandalay" (Remick), "Spain" 
(Well), "June Night" and "Doodl» 
Doo Doo" (Feist), 'What Will I 
Do?" (Berlin), "Shine" (Shaplro- 
Bemsteln), "Keep on Dancing" 
(Duncan Sisters), "Hula Lou"* 
(Clark & Leslie). 



C. K. Harris' Card Device 
Dealer and Fool Proof 

Charles K. Harris, who wrote the 
famous song about Tris Speaker 
running to catch a fly, called "After 
the Ball," has recently patented a 
card holder designed for the fur- 
therance of pinochle, rummy and 
other games. 

His contrivance holds the deck 
secure and a sprin' keeps the deck 
pushed up against two guides Jrom 
which the cards may be extracted 
by sliding out and then, dealt. A 
holder on the side takes care of the 
"widow," keeping the fellows from 
looking at it, ahead of time. 

There la, nothing on the inven- 
tion, however, that helps break up 
organized klbltiing. 



THE 



Century Serenaders 



CONN CINDERELLA CAFE 

INSTRUMENTS ' CHICAOO, ILL. : 



QIBSON 
MANDOLINS 



i 1 Wednes*iay, August 6, 1924 



MUSIC 



VARIETY 



►AUL SPECHT GIVES DETAILS 
OF TREATMENT BY ENGLISH 



'ortunale to Have Sailed on Same Boat with Secre- 
tary Hughes — English Unions Active Against His 
Band Landing — 273 English Musicians Came 
Over Here Last Year 



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A llRht on the anti-American mu- 
ilclans' war In England at present 
I given In a letter received on thle 
ilde from Paul Specht, whose re- 
sult trouble with the Brltsh labor 
ihlon was the subject of wide com- 

lie American orchestra leader 
Htys he and other American musl- 
rtans have been the victim* of un- 
fair discrimination, but thf-t action 
Is being taken by the liaw Asso- 
liatlon of the United States, which 
lalled with Specht, and favorable 
results appear to be forthcoming. 

Specht writes, Jn part: "The 
English puHIc and the real dance 
musicians here are giving me a 
wonderful welcome. It's only the 
ilmple bricklayers, carpenters, etc., 
the musicians' union that have 
Itated this mess — fellows who 
laven't enough ability to saw wood. 
it alone their fiddles. 

It was my good fortune to ineet 
11 those fine old judges aboard the 
ierengaria, and Secretary of State 
lughes Is a real human man. . . . 
e cabled a 60-word protest to 
jnerican Ambassador Kellogg here 
id they had to let u.s land against 
rders. 

Let in Other Musicians 
They suia tney naa protested 
Sainat every other American band 
I well as mine, but this Is the first 
me the government had upheld 
lelr protest, .because the Labor 
krty rules here now. But they let 
•Iglon and Roumanian, Italian 
nd Spanish, even German bands 
Bd musicians In. 

"The Law Association took defi- 
Me action, and 1 also saw the La- 
» Ministry direct and found out 
Mt the union misrepresented the 
hole deal; so I am expecting a 
.vorable decision." (It was re- 
ived by Specht.) 

"Their claim was that 1 entered 
defy British labor laws and that 
shouldn't have sailed wlth- 
labor permits. They also ru- 
idtculing that each of the 
kiidsmen was to receive $1,000 a 
reek. Some joke! They said an 
In^lishman earns that a year." 
According to figures supplied Milt 
lagen of the Specht offlce by the 
/. 8. Department of Immigration, 
10 less than 273 English musicians 
aine over here during the past 
ear. 

In his letter Specht also seemed 
nzlous to correct a prevalent opln- 
Bn on this side that his bands are 
6 "replace" British musicians on 
*« Canard ocean liners. He claims 
lis combinations on these boats are 
o be booked In addition to the Brlt- 
ih concert orchestras already on 
Ward and scheduled to remain 
tong with the American Jazz ag- 
iregations. 

As regards Frank Guarente, trum- 
leter of the Specht band, deported 
from England, where he had gone 
■ make arrangements for the plac- 
: of Specht units, the leader 
W'ltes that he received a "criminal" 
»al- Specht says that ho (Guar- 
nte) tried to come to London from 
■Uan and France and that when 
» arrived at Folkestone. England, 
e Incidentally remarked that he 
ad once played for Paul Specht. 
n« letter continues by saying tljat, 
though Guarente did not have his 
fwnpet along, they refused to ad- 
»lt him, locked him In a room for 
^e night, refused him communlca- 
'on with Specht. denied him food, 
n« deported him at 11 a. m., 
'hereupon he wired to his leader 
r«m Paris. 



xneir 

I> defy I 
knew I 
ut labor 
lored ri 



. SAM LANIN 

»ho conducts one of the finest 
*»t« Orchestras at the Roseland 
win-oom. New York, has just re- 
arncd from Chicago and Reports 
■at one of the most popular dance 
■IPS ho hn.s heard there Is 



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"SALLY LOr 

HUGO FREY'S 
insational Fox-Trot Success 

I'lim.iHiipin nr 

ROBBINS-ENGEL, Inc. 

1658 Broadway 

New York City 



SPORTS 

(Continued from page 9) 

tionals away from Saranac Lake or 
the Internationals from Lake Placid, 
they believe all the crack skaters 
can be brought to Lake George for 
a series of special races. 

The carnival will be modeled' 
along the lines of similar affairs 
held at Saranac Lake and Lake 
placid, with outdoor sports as the 
big feature. 

The real objective of the pro- 
moters In staging the show Is to 
make Lake George a year-round re- 
sort, like Saranac and Placid. The 
Lake George Board of Trade Is 
backing the movement. 



Races End with Shaw 
The annual boat races held under 
the auspices of the Larchmont Yacht 
club last week were well attended 
and on Thursday night a special 
vaudeville bill of about 28 acts, 
which volunteered for the oocaslon, 
was given. 



Welling Changed Mind 
Fighters are related to actors and 
circus people In one respect — they 
are loath to retire. Witness the 
wild Argentine, Luis Firpo, who Is- 
sued bulletins down Buenos Aires 
way that he was through with 
battling. Smelling real money, Luis 
declm-ed he was misquoted, ana 
hastily sailed for the big village. 

Recently Joe Welling said he was 
finished with the padded mltt« and 
thought of trying pictures. Almost 
the next day he changed his mind. 
In explanation he quoth there are a 
lot of lightweights no better than 
he, and maybe not as good, collect- 
ing coin for ring appearances. And 
so, though he has passed as a con- 
tender, Joe figures on sticking 
around making himself useful. Last 
week he was matched at the 
Queensboro A. C. against Tommy 
O'Brien In the semi-final bout. The 
card, however, was called oft when 
there were casualties to men In 
both main bouts. Welling was one 
victim. It being reported he broke his 
right wrist while training. 



Pete Mack Still Playing 
You can't keep a good ball player 
Indo' -3, taking Pete Mack as the 
subject. Pete's hair Is tinged with 
silver and his tpind Is on vaude- 
ville when booking acts, but after 
that and before the dusk starts In, 
Pete Is back In Beechhurst, L. I., 
In hia baseball uniform, playing 
second base with the local nine of 
the Twilight League. 

And Pete has a son of 14 who 
also plays ball and often on the 
samev team with his pop. Pete 
doesn't say that that boy makes 
him hustle but you can Imagine for 
you-, elf what the old man must 
do aroimd second and at the bat 
to make the younger Pete believe 
his dad Is a regular ball player. 
But his dad Is, If young Pete hasn't 
found it out. Pop Pete has been 
a ball players, and a crackerjack 
one, for these many years, too 
many for the many singles to hsar 
how many. 



Sullivan's Next Swim 
Henry Sullivan, of Lowell, Mass., 
the only American ever to swim 
the English Channel from Dover, 
England, to Callals, France, and 
who completed a tour of eastern 
vaudeville Saturday, Is planning to 
try In August, 1926, to swim from 
New York to Atlantic City. The 
distance over the course he will 
take Is 80 miles. He figures to ne- 
gotiate this distance In from 36 to 
40 hours of continuous swimming. 
Ho holds the present record of 26 
hours 50 minutes, his time In swim- 
ming the English Channel. 

It is reported that It cost Sulli- 
van $40,000 before he finally suc- 
ceeded In tho E; gllsh Channel swim. 
The prize he won. $5,000, was offered 
by a London newspaper and tho 
cup ho received was worth half as 
much less. 

Sullivan's act consists of a tnono- 
log describing the features of his 
channel swim, while a picture gives 
the feAt from start to flnlah. 



Whiteman Invited Abroad 



Paul Whiteman and his con- 
cert band of 30 men pU^ylng 
74 instruments wlU appear tor 
one concert only at the Costly 
Theatre, Long Beach, Satur- 
day, Aug. 9, and two perform- 
ances at the Columbia, Far 
Rockawy, L. I., on Tuesday 
and Wednesday, Aug. 12-13. 

This will be Whlteman's last 
New York appearance prior to 
his proposed concert in the 
Metropolitan Opera House, 
Whiteman and his band sailing 
later for a four weeks' engage- 
ment abroad at the Invitation 
of the French Academy. 



MANY BANDS, 

BUT THEY MUST 

BE GOOD 



Statistical I n f omiation 

About Bands in and 

Around Chicago 



Chicago, Aug. 5. 

The bands and orchestras in and 
around Chicago at the present tlnrJte 
outnumber any other style of va'uae- 
vllle entertainment. Whenever a 
booker needs an act for the mid- 
dle of the bin or Is short of 'a 
closing turn a band Is Immediately 
submitted. 

The demand for bands in the past 
two seasons Is blamed. People un- 
heard of before in musicdom can 
recruit elx or seveo people overnight 
with the possibility of vaudeville. 

At present the total number of 
bands handled ,by agents doing 
business with the W. V. M. A. and 
B. F. Keith (Western) Is estimated 
at cloee to 70, pretty nearly two 
bands for each week booked out of 
these offices. This number also In- 
cludes seven female organizations, 
one Indian and one Chinese band. 
Of all these bands only five have 
been routed for next season, with 
a few more having tentative okays. 

The cafes also no longer can put 
In "Just a band." The present or- 
chestra must have a name be- 
sides being able to furnish first - 
class entertainment. 

$150 College Inn's Covers 

The College Inn during the past 
years have always engaged a small 
name during the summer months 
and enabled them to go along on a 
small profit, as the usual summer 
business did not warrant a first- 
class organization. This summer 
the Inn witnessed one of the most 
disastrous seasons through lack of 
attendance. Several orchestras have 
been experienced with slnoe the ab- 
sence of Isham Jones, with none 
proving materially strong enough. 
The Inn has a cover charge of 60 
cents, and last week Ita total gross 
from that did not exceed $150. 

Other cafoe have experienced the 
same thing with inferior orches- 
tras. The Lincoln Tavern had been 
an elephant, but with a recognized 
organization the place has been 
doing capacity business, though lo- 
cated 20 miles from the city. 



ABE'S COMMENT 

By ABEL GREEN 



Victor Records; No Honor 
A well-Vnown orchestra leader was i^sked: "Oo you think It's an 
honor nowadays ,to record for the Victor?" His reply was: "It used 
to be but now almost every band Is on the lists. Beaidea, Victor 
couldn't tempt me with an exclusive contract unless they paid me what 
Whiteman Is getting a record. 1 record for seven or eight of the lesser 
companies as a free-lanco and maybe I do work three times as hard, 
but at the end of the year I have something to show for It. Just belns 
an exclusive Victor artist and making a few records a year couldn't 
make up for It." , 



Watorson, Inc., and Songwriters 

The firm of Henry Waterson. Inc., booause of its opposition to the 
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, is supposed to 
be taboo with any songwriter or composer -member of the A. S. C. A. P., 
because Waterson advocate* no license or tax reatrlctions on popular 
music In refutation of the American Socioty'a theory. The same restric- 
tion applies to other "Independent" music publishers. 

One songsrolth who last week placed a number with Waterson, Ine>, 
pleaded ignorance of the facts as the reason tor placing bis wares with 
Waterson. When advised he decided to place a nom-de-plume on tb« 
song figuring that as an "out." When scored by a contemporary, li« 
pointed to the Gus Kahn-Isham Jones case. Both ar« A. & C. A. P. mem- 
bers and, although haying songs with Remlck and Berlin amonc otlMrs, 
they also contribute most of the hits to the MUton Weill catalog. Jones 
i.i an officer of Weill, Inc. 



Brunswick vs. Victor T 

The great strength of the Brunswick records In ttae west la reflecting 
on how certain tongs released on that brand are "started" In tbelr 
sheet music demands in that territory only. Victor's strength lies 
chiefly In the east and It is the opinion of the music men that a year 
or so win see an important war for national supremacy staged between 
both factions. 

Just now Victor maintains unquestioned supremacy, with Brunswick 
second, and credited as a rapidly growing concern. 

Their alignment of vocal "names," like Al Jolsnn, who probably repre- 
sents an actual individual loss to Brunswick because of the $10,000, a 
record ftgure, is counted upon chiefly for propaganda to Impress the 
worth t>f their brand and thus In time sway the Interest to the dance 
records as weP. The exploitation campaigns waged In behalf of any 
touring Brunswick band, the current tie-up with Isham Jones on the 
coast is an lnsta.nce. Is for similar effect. 



HIOHLAimEBS' WEEK 

Chicago, Aug. 5. 

The MacKenzle Highlanders, a 
band of 20 pieces, closed last week 
after a short life of three weeks at 
Al' Fresco Park, Peoria. The band 
played a week at the park, giving 
the 20 men $1 a day to live on. 

Most of the band came to Chicago 
after the disaster. 



Fish»r Wants to Come East 

Los Angeles, Aug. 6. 

When Max ns\ier finishes his or- 
chestral engagement In October at 
the Cocoanut Grove, he would like 
to play eastern vaudeville. 

It may be fixed through the Keith 
office. 



Forster's Music Not Tax-Free 

Fred Forster corrects a story In last «week's Variety that his mustC 
Is radio tajt-free. Forster Is a member of both the M. P. P. A. and the 
A. S. C. A. P.. and decidedly opposed to broadcasting promiscuously. 

That Forster has the biggest national song hit In "It Ain't Gonna 
Rain No Mo' " probably accounts for the Impression he Is strong for 
radio exploitation when, as a matter of fact, Wendell W. Hall, the com- 
poser, solely "made'* the number through his tour of the different 
licensed broadcasting stations. 



Society's Strong Gains 
The number of new musical "nanaes" to have applied for member- 
ship in the Aoierican Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers the 
past few weeks will add considerable prestige to that organization when 
(hey are duly elected. They Include some of the most illustrious musical 
artist-composers In America and will not be announced untU formally 
elected. 

Among the sensational disk sellers ore the Mound City Blue Blowers 
on the Brunswick. Their freaky "hot" recordings have sold proUflcally 
all over the country from the start. 



"Lady-Killiitg Romeo" 

A roadhouse orchestra leader, who has a rep as a "lady-kilUng Rome 
^e carrying his conquestorlal powers to an extreme. It has been aired tliEe 
ond again that the leader was really hurtfef the place he Is at through 
his open attempts to "make" female visitors, whether escorted or not 

The "rawest" expression of unprofessional discourtesy was displayed 
last week when a visiting band leader took In the roadhouse at which 
the Romeo' musician Is the dance attraction, accompanied by a woman. 
The visiting band leader is from the west and, seemingly to Impress him 
with his romantic powers, the I'oadhouse Romeo deliberately apt out to - 
"make" the westerner's girl. 

A brawl was narrowly averted by mutual t-lenda . * 



The recording managers of the various phonograph companies could 
give their minor orchestras a better break to prove their selling abilities 
commercially by assigning them numbers somewhere near the "hit" class. 
The modus operandi In the phonograph laboratory Is as follows: The 
recording chief has a list of suitable numbers which Is passed around 
first to the premier orchestra, and so on down the line, each selecting 
what is left to "can." 

Sometimes all that Is remaining for the minor bands are numbers 
with freaky "blues" titles that must be extra good to step out, or straight 
fox-trots of only local popularity or passing familiarity. Thus, the fea- 
ture bands have the advantage of always recording the hit numbers, 
althougl^Just as often as not the big orchestra leaders also single out 
lesser known numbers for recording because of some publisher's "an^le." 



BLUE JACKETS SENT TC HOTEL 

Chicago, Aug. 5. 

Benson's Blue Jackets oprncd and 
closed their vaudeville tour at the 
State Lake. 

Benson place<l the band at the 
Blsmark, which he books exclusively, 
opening Aug. 11. 



The Hackett and Delmar Revue' 
opens next week at the Palace, Chi- 
cago, preliminary to a route over 
tho Orpheum Circuit. 



Common Fault in Recording 

One band leader who was turning out a couple of dozen recordings 
for his company was doing so many "manuscript" numbers (either orig- 
inal songs or tunes some publisher-friend had promised him would "show 
up" within the month) that the recording manager thought it time to 
do a little advising. It so happened this band leader was so well liked 
by the public that a certain healthy demand, was always guaranteed, 
irrespective of the numbers. 

But the studio manager thought they could Impress themselves stronger 
If the band tackled a real hit once In a while and forgot the friendly 
angle towards personal friends In the muslz publishing and song- 
writing channels. 

A common fault noticed with the new recording orchestras also is that 
they do not "can" popular tunes for their flrit few numbers In order 
to set themselves in solid with the public, but they take the very first 
opportunity to record (heir own original compositions, which are gen- 
erally only locally knftwn. 



Bernie't "Hospital" Band 

Either the press (department of tho Roosevelt Hotel or the Ben Bernle 
Band sent out a neat little announcement telling how and what the 
Hernio boys devised for theniKilv<-s for new summer outfits. 

Tho Bernle Hand will be tho musical feature of the Roosevelt Hotel 
In New York when that large hostelry opens shortly. Also In New York 
Is the Roosevelt Hospital, a w.-k. institution. 

Bernle is playing a few we'iks on the Keith vaudeville time around 
New York In order not to embarrass the hotel contractors by Insisting, 
they finish rixht up. In the advertising sent out for the BerAle Band 
by the vauiUvllle liousos everything read correctly, but on a couple of 
dallies the printeis nevor had heard of the Koosevelt Hotel. They 
wouldn't believe It, and made the tid read Instead, "Ben Bernle and His 
Roosevelt Hospital Band." 

But the new clothes had nothing to do with the new tItlA. 



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VARIETY 



MUSIC 



Wednesday, August 6, 1924 



CABARETS 



"Tho stool pigeon" :irlses aa a 
inen.icu to the man who sells. J^Iot 
a nf.tural "stool" or ono by Instinct, 
but a brand of amateur blackmailer 
who has been developed by the 
bootleg liquor Industry. 

It appears to havo started when 
the striking waiters or most of them 
In the Salvia places made their 
famous"squear' that led to the clos- 
ing of nine cabarets In one night. 
That was a concrete example of 
what a "stool" could do by "squeal- 
ing." 

Places that sell hardly can do It 
In secret from their own force. The 
cabmen In front of the place know 
If It Is selling. The proprietor Is fmd- 
Ing out how many know It when he 
attempts to run his place as he 
would like to, but contrary to some- 
one working for him In It. 

The restaurant man who told 
waiters they could "go to hell" and 
found nine restaurants padlocked 
through that remark and its subse- 
quent happenings hung out a glit- 
tering example for other restaura- 
teurs who think they are the boo- 
bosses of their own establishments. 

What a "squealer" by himself 
could accomplish In creating trouble 
for a selling place has not been de- 
termined. It would be his own evi- 
dence and his uncorroborated testi- 
mony of previous sales might carry 
little weight. He might also be able 
to give Instructions Just where the 
"blind" la located, but there might 
not be any liquor In the "blind" 
when located. 

However, the threat If withheld 
seems suRlclent and when expressed 
Is seldom disputed. Habitues of 
selling places may see a different 
air among the employes, more pf a 
certain Independence and they do 
and act nowadays In a manner that 
they know would have brought them 
instant dismissal In other days. 

It's an added burden to the 
troubles of a booze handler. 



return. Other bootleggers, how- 
ever, are still indignant at the cut 
price and say no matter how the 
booze was begotten, they will "get" 
the cut-raters. 

Who stuck that "Madame" onto 
Tucker? And will Soph, In her 
ever-ready squab make up stand for 
the dignined Madame Sophie Tucker 
that the Palace, New York, calls 
her on the front page of its pro- 
gram. 

The whole thing sounds like an 
Eddie Darling frame, since Eddie 
knew that Soph tried to run the 
Tucker Terrace at Cleveland, a 
perfectly respectable joint, but not 
a money-maker for Soph. 

Sophie Tucker is not either old 
enough nor with experience enough 
to be called "Madame," but if she 
stands for It, it's none of your 
business. However, If Soph ever 
should be sitting pretty In a party, 
and a nice party, all • Ice people 
like Soph mixes with in her travels, 
and- some gay guy busts in. saying, 
"How do you do. Madame?", what 
will the party think? 



CHIEF YELLOWLY 

INN.Y.NEXT 

WEEK 



An uproar started In the New 
York press when a seizure under 
>a search warrant late last week 
resulted in )7,50) In liquor being 
removed from the home on West 
54th street of a private citizen. A 
result was the return of the liquor 
Monday and the dismissal of the 
federal enforcement agent (Owens), 
who swore the pretr.lses to be 
searched contained a restaurant. 

It, however, brought out that the 
prohibition act prohibits the entry 
of a private home for search of 
lienor l>y search warrant or other- 
wise. That should be news to the 
many who have suffered ana were 
not "prominent citizens." 

The commissioner signing the 
search warrant, said the affidavit, 
when first presented, bore the word- 
ing, "upon Information and belief," 
but that when he declined to sign 
the warrant on that ^ruuna, tne 
words "Information and beller' 
were scratched out, showing how 
flexible a mind nn enforcement 
agent may have when making an 
affidavit. 

There Is talk about the agent 
being prosecuted for perjury be- 
cause he swore the place was a res- 
taurant whereas It was a private 
dwelling. No prosecution for say- 
ing he saw a box that looked like 
a case of Scotch whiskey being 
taken Into the premises. These X- 
ray-eyed agents are nunc-^rous. 



The Lido Club, New York, will, 
in all likelihood, swing into ac- 
tivity around I.,abor Day. Maurice 
and Lenora Hughes may be the 
dancing attention. Their salary at 
the Lido is said to be $2,500 a week. 
Frank Garlasco is listed as the 
owner and manager. In addition to 
the Lido Club, the Trocadero will 
be operated at the same address. 

In the Lido Club will be the Eddie 
Davis orchestra, with Harry Akst 
at the piano. For the Trocadero 
musical feature Emil Coleman and 
band have just been placed under 
a new contract. The Coleman mu- 
sicians were at the Montmartre for 
three years, and the David band 
played at the Club Royal before 
coming to the Lido Club. 



The "bootleg" trail h.is shifted, 
according to New York state troop- 
ers. Few cars with liquor aboard 
are now seen passing through Glens 
Falls, although once the greater part 
of the booze caravans dashed 
through the streets of the city. The 
detailing of a motorcycle trooper to 
the road north of Glens Falls Is ^aid 
to have put the quietus to speeding 
by bootleggers along that part of the 
trail, 80 that autolsts can now drive 
on the road without fear of being 
shoved over into the ditch by rum 
runners. 

The state highway is being pa- 
trolled by members of the state con- 
stabulary day and night to put a 
check to the activities of bootleggers. 



"The Boys" Are Troubled 
Over Invasion — Don't 
Know What's Com- 
ing OCF 



Chief Yellowly will be In New York 
next week with a force of his own 
men. The chief is the boss of the 
enforcement divisions. Just what 
his visit portends to the New York 
wet sections "the boj-S" would like 
to know. 

Fc quite some while the metropo- 
lis has been running along without 
wraps, despite the spasmodic noises 
here and there. 

How long Yellowly will be h*e 
and what he is going to do is the 
timely question among the booze 
dispensers. 



WAITRESS LOST $12 

Dancing Instructress Among Those 
Sho Accused 



Billy Woods, dancing Instructress, 
340 West 51st street. New York, 
George Shayne, 942 Avenue St. 
John, and Samuel Block, 28, 600 
FTrospect avenue, wer > held In $300 
bail for further hearing when they 
were arraigned on charges of petty 
larceny. 

According to Laura Keller, 163 
West 63rd street, waitress in a 42nd 
street restaurant, Shayne, while 
eating where she was employed, 
posed as the owner of a large res- 
taurant and told her he would give 
her a better job. She met him In 
company with Miss Wood and Block 
and, she said, while -' ey went Into 
a private room to discusj the sit- 
uation her purse containing $12 
was stolen. She discovered the 
theft immediately and called Po- 
liceman Cryan, causing the arrest 
of the trio. 



Scotch at $35 a case in New York, 
as reported in Variety la.st weejc, 
was i)artially accounted for this 
week when the story of the biggest 
hl-jacking effort ever put over be- 
came known. 

A French-flagged steamer just 
outside the 12-mlIe limit was re- 
cently held up, it is reported, and 
32,000 cases of whiskey removed by 
the hi-jackers. It required 10 days 
to make the total transfer. 

An insurance company is said to 
have carried a policy of $600,000 on 
the shipment and admitted its lia- 
bility when informed of the theft. 

Ju.st liow the hl-Jarkers got on 
board is not related, but it is said 
that they did and in sunicient num- 
bers to overpower the crew, all of 
its members being kept in irons un- 
til the last transfer was made. 

This large stock coming ir.t«> New 
York 'with much of the liquor of 
strange names and brands wa.« put 
on the market at $35 to get a quick 



Thf firentMt Comedy Soos In Trara 

"OF ALL MY WIFE'S RELATIONS 

I LOVE MYSELF THE BEST" 

Lyric by ANDKKW 11 STERI.INO 
Mti»:c by Wlt.L, R. HASKIN8 

DENTON & HASKINS 

MUSIC CO. 

1^1 Broadway, New York 



The charges of petty larceny pre- 
ferred against George Shayne. 26, 
act(xr. 942 Avenue St. John; Sam- 
uel Block, 28, 600 Prospect avenue, 
and (MLss) BiUie Wood, 20, a 
dancer. 340 West 63rd street, were 
dismissed when the case was called 
before Magistrate Frothingham In 
West Side Court. The three had 
been arrested on complaint of Laura 
Keller, a waitress, 163 West 63rd 
street. 

The waitress said Shayne prom- 
ised her a position and when he 
came to her home to talk over the 
situation he brought Block ,and the 
Wood wom^in. While they were dis- 
cussing the terms of her employ- 
ment, she said, she discovered that 
her purse containing $12 had dis- 
appeared from the table. Counsel 
for the three told the magistrate 
that, while his clients were not 
guilty, an adjustment had been 
made. 

The Question Mark, Inc., which 
operated with no success the cafe 
and supper club of that name in the 
Hotel Broadway - Claridge, New 
York, filed its schedules In bank- 
ruptcy this week, listing $8,480.79 In 
liabilities .and no assets. An Invol- 
untary petition in bankruptcy was 
filed against the place some time 
ago. 

Dan McKettr|c'k Is president of the 
Question Mark, Inc. 



The Rialto dance place, Coney 
Island, underwent a oh.inge of pol- 
icy List week, having been converted 
into a cabaret instead. A new floor 
show 8ta,:?C(l by Max Rogers opened 
Monday. The place is reporte<l to 
be getting a better break as a caba- 
ret than it did as a dance hall. 



When the i.ew Arcadia opens at 
TJroadway and 53d street. New York, 
with Uay Miller and bis band as 
a feature. Miller also said to be 
financially interested In the place, It 
will have in the space beneath a 
Chinese restaurant. In the Oriental 
eating parlors there will be a band 



English Cabaret Show on 
Continent for First Time 

London. July 29. 

The "Diners Fleurls" from the 
Restaurant des Ambassadors at the 
Hotel Metropole is to be transferred 
to Dieppe for the whole of August. 
The band of the "Midnight Follies" 
will accompany the show. 

The "Follies" Itself will be trans- 
ferred to the Kursaal, Ostend. 

This Is the flrst time an English 
cabaret show has been seen on the 
Continent. 



and a dance floor. Provision Is be- 
ing made for 2,500 diners, with the 
Chinese management having paid a 
tremendous sum for the lease. 

In the Arcadia operation, Mr. 
Fagan, who formerly owned Rose- 
land, is giving his personal atten- 
tion. 

One of the claims made for Ar- 
cadia Is that its dancing space Is 
the largest in the world. 



Johnny Dale Teaching Dancing 
Johnny Dale, who for several sea- 
sons past has been with Ed Wynn 
In "The Perfect Fool," will not go 
on tour this scasor., but has been 
engaged by Ned Wayburn to act as 
one of the instructors in the Way- 
burn Studios of .Stage Dancing. 



Business failed to perk up to any 
.ippreciable extent at the Arras Inn, 
207th street and Broadway, with its 
midnight revue that was staged by 
Max Rogers, so the management 
called it off. The Inn retains Its 
band and has several entertainers 
working for the night dinars. 

Joseph Niaeves, 18, 33$ West 49th 
street, a cook In the Silver Slipper, 
New York, entered a pawnshop on 
Eighth avenue near 7th4 street and 
asked the pawnbroker to exchange 
a small revolver which he had for 
a larger and better one. Niaevas 
then |)f'oduced the revolver to allow 
the pawnbroker to examine. In the 
place at the time w.as Detective 
James I^eeeh, West 47th street sta- 
tion. Leech asked the cook if he 
had a permit and when he found he 
did not, arrested him. Maglstrateguat. 




The Brunswick recording people 
are getting behind the exploitation 
of Ray Mllier and his orchestra in 
an unusual manner by enclosing 
heralds and throwaways advertis- 
ing the Beaux Arts cafe, Atlantic 
City, where the Miller band Is the 
feature, in all publicity cor- 
respondence. 



New Brunswick recording artists 
are Hamtree Harrington and Cora 
Green, the colored vaudeville team. 
Their flrst releases will be next 
month, entitled "Elder Low-Down 
at a Camp Meeting" and "If I Can't 
Come In, Please Don't Let Nobody 
Come Out." 



Paul Whiteman's orchestra Is ono 
of the attractions which will appear 
In the theatre of the Lake Placid 
Club this month. Tony Sargls' Ma- 



Ryttenberg In West Side Court held 
Niaeves In $1,000 ball for trial. 



The Palais Royal* on Broadway 
when reopening may be operated 
by Chinese. 



Harry Richman Is to open a 
cabaret of his own, according to 
report, on 5(th street, near 7th 
avenue. It Is said Sam Salvin Is 
backing the venture with Richman, 
receiving $500 weekly guarantee 
and 25 per cent, of the place. 



It is anticipated the former 400 
Club, New York, under padlock, 
will be permitted to reopen In the 
fall when the proper application Is 
made. 



Th« constant raiding of the Wash- 
ington roof gardens is cutting in on 
business locally. Le Paradis got It 
again last week, as did the Powatan. 
In each raid patrons were carried off 
in a patrol wagon. 

Le Paradis Is placing on each 
table a card announcing the man- 
agement Is co-operating with the 
police and cannot be held responsible 
by those who persist in dt-inktng at 
the tables. 

In an open letter addressed to Di- 
rector Harry M. Luckett of the Wash- 
ington-Maryland prohibition di- 
vision. Meyer Davis, the banSman. 
operating the roof, expressed his be- 
lief that "ultimately prohibition 
would triumph," and at the same 
time expressed his desire to co- 
operate. 



Customs officials at Rouses Point, 
N. Y., seized a freight car loaded 
with 160 barrels of Canadian beer 
Saturday afternoon. As with many 
other large selsures of Canadian ale 
and beer In recent months, an at- 
tempt was made to camouflage the 
stuff by shipping it as building mate- 
rial. 

It was consigned from a lumber 
company In Quebec to a lumber con- 
cern In Pennsylvania, but the cus- 
toms officials, suspicious of the bill 
of lading, opened the car. 



The Pavilion Royale, on the Mer- 
ric Road, Long Island, looks to be 
getting the best of the summer 
break so far as the remaining es- 
tablishments of the kind along that 
thoroughfare are concerned. 

The place Is somewhat monu- 
mental in that it is the rock upon 
which the Salvin ship grounded and 
while other cafes of the string, to 
which it was formerly afflllated, are 
closed, this place is still running 
and from Indications is holding up. 

Meyer D,avis hnsra seven piece 
orchestra Installed headed by Dick 
Gasparre rendering dance music. 



$1,500 — 1 Day — On Return 
Vincent Lopez and his Pennayl- 
vanla Orchestra have been booked 
in for a repeat date at Mike Glynn'- 
Patchogue, L. I., for a single day' 
appearance on Aug. 17 at $1,500. 
Lopez drew $2,700 on a one-day 
showing at the same house last 
April. 



rionettes in "Don Quixote" are u. 
other. The Devereux Players are a 
third attraction, scheduled to gin 
three plays Aug. 13-14. 



Earl Keating and his Kentucky 
Serenaders are at the Crystal Dance 
Palace, Rocky Glen, Pa., for ths 
summer. 



Walter Fredericks, of :Rew Brit- 
ain, has left for Melbourne. Aug. 
trails, to become a member of th* 
Yerkes S. S. Flotilla orchestra for 
two and a half years, the period of 
Its engagement. He is a cornetlst 

Matthews' Syncopated Orchestra Is 
playing at the Crooked Lake Hotel. 
Crooked Lake, N. Y. 



Bennle*Resh's Rialto orchestra It 
playing at Canobie Lake Park, N. H 
for the summer. 



Charley Hector's orchestra Is fiiy, 
ing at Sunbeam Farm, roadside Ina 
on the state road between Lynn and 
Salem, Mass. 



The Jamestown Casino, Newport, 
R. I., has been opened and Ray 
Grofl's orchestra Is playing. 



Johnny Black, composer of "Dar- 
danella," Is running a cafe in ths 
Montlcello Amusement Park, MonU> 
cello, N. Y., where he and Joe Lewis 
are the featured entertainers. 



William F. Borchers. Jr., and 
Alfred Evans have split their busi- 
ness relations In the'AIfred Evans 
University Orchestra. The band's 
name will continue as the Univer- 
sity Orchestra. 



Nat Sanders Is selling out the 
Sanbro Music Co., a national mall 
order music selling ' medium, and 
will enter a commercial house In 
Chicago. 



The Midnight Sons, an orchestra 
composed of students and former 
students of* Wesleyan University, 
are playing at a summer hotel In 
Stamford, N. Y. 



Ray Haywood's Serenaders are 
playing at the dancing pavilion In 
Sacandaga Park, a few miles from 
Gloversvllle, N. Y. 



Eaton's Society Orchestra is now 
playing under the name of ths 
Moonlight Serenaders. 



Bill Carlln, cornetlst, and Sam 
Schlrmer. sax. formerly of Al Mitch- 
ells Arcadia Orchestra, Provldencsw 
are now with Hal Hollet's Broad wajr 
Orchestra at Roseland, Lawrence^ 
Mass. 



The Manhattan Society Orchestra, 
11 men, appearing In vaudeville, ar* 
playing at the Wayside Inn, Laka 
Luserne, N. Y. Nina Brandon ait4 
th* Lyons Sisters appeared with 
th* band In vaudeville. 



Earl Gresh's Band, formerly witk 
the Kentucky Kernells, will furalfli 
the music for dancing at RtleT*! 
roadhouse on Lake Lonely, Sara* 
toga, N. Y. The house, now ope^ 
accommodates 500. 



The University Serenaders o* 
Philadelphia are at Arrowhead Ins, 
Saratoga, N. Y. 



The Newberry Band of Cleveland 
has been engaged to play at tbs 
Malone (N. Y.) fair, Sept. 16-9. 

The Egyptian Village Orcheetra to 
being featured by Manager J. C. 
Swift at the Egyptian Village Cafe 
recently taken over by Al. Cawood, 
at Glendale, Calif. 



Feger's Band Booked 

San Francisco, Aug. 5. 
The Joe Feger Band has been 
booked as an Orpheum act. It will 
open at the local Orpheum next 
Monday. 



AL BEHIH WITH BERLIN 

Al Bellln, until recently profes- 
sional manager for Witmarks, ban 
taken charge of the Chicago office 
of Irving Berlin, Inc., early In Au- 



The new Genesee, 111., theatre or- 
chestra held Its flrst rehearsal at 
the theatre. Members are: Gus L. 
Miller, Ernest Miller, Mr. and Mrs. 
Perry Sand, Harry Wiedenhoeft and 
Fred Massengarb. 



A new musical organization, tb* 
Serenaders, has been formed «■ 
Brockton, Mass. Henry Cohes, 
leader of the high school orchcsti*. 
is director. 



Edward W, Young, formerly pla* 
ist in the Mystic theatre in LewlB 
ton. Me., now of Cleveland, has wol 
$1,000 from the magazine "Success 
as payment of the first prize in 
radio contest on "What is Succes 
in Life?" 



i 



With; , the closing of. Music Hall 
Lewlston, Me., for the summer thj 
orchestra members were transferred 
to the Smplre.^fllms, , 



w ' " - " •■ " ' • 

I Wc -leiday. Augurt 6. 1924 



BURLESQUE 



VARIETY 



39 



§ 



Columbia Rosters 

Hurtle * BMBUM •tftrted four of 

,^lan Hall. l»6th •tre.t and Madl- 
'Sn^avenu*. Bliow. and p«r.<mn«l 

**!«M«llywo«d rolllaa-J Collins and 

S^k^ety Kan« City, Aug. 10. 
•^*w^f»i.. of 1W6"« Danny Murphy, 

^WU? H ward. Charll« Chaae Jack 

■C^yle Violet McKee. Mildred Camp- 
E?ii Murohy and Adam». Lillian 
&*June Bobble and Her Prairie 
£nd Bd Edmondaon (manager). 
2rd"''Hu^o conn rnu.ltMl J^r^ior. 

■ Tkrunii &t NewaFk, N. J.. Aug. ii. 
v*^8te* On If: Nlblo and Spencer 

> wJty Semon. Callfomla TrloJLIoyd 
'^^ Ardell Mabel Best. Prankle 
SorrU I^u Slark (manager), and 
? McCluekle, mu.lcal d»' «ctor. 
Jhow open, at Oayety theatre, St. 

"^-JrJmpt ftion. of 1«>aS": >ion-l. and 
•^-vJw Irving Brooks, Marty Barrett, 
f^r Cohan" Mabel White. Kitty 
Olasco. vera Trevor, Flo BadcllfTe^ 
w H Trueheart (manager), and 

Wklter yewdall. «"-«?»' ^if^J"'- 
Onens at Paterson. N. J-.^Augl 18. 
Dave Marion's Ow. Showt 6ave 
fc Marlon, owner and star; Parish and 
; Peru Frank retell. Rlchy Covey. 
Josephine Sabel. Charles McNally. 
M Begley. Abe Gore. WIUU Clifton. 
Belle Sherman. Bobby Taylor, Jr.. 
IHve Burt. Frank Hlldebrandt. 
A-'Bmanuel Kramer. I. Groda (man- 
ager). Baron Golden (agent), and 
L Tom Bryan, musical director. Opens, 
r at Buffalo. Aug. 18. 
\ Ed. E. Daly took his three com- 
Mnles to Indianapolis fot, rehear- 
gals leaving New York Sunday 
00 a special train. There were 148 
I people In the party. 

Lena Daley's Own Show opens 
at the Capitol. Indianapolis, Aug. 
10 with the following personnel. 

Lena Daly (herself), Eddie Shu 
fcert. Billy "Bumps" Mack. Sid Gold, 
'<^Mrles V. Markert. Rita and Doris, 
Martha' White. Grace Ftilrchlld. 
Oee Hamilton. Mile Tyana. 

Managerial staff; manager not yet 
named: agent. IxfkHs Chapman; 
carpenter. Irving Barker; elec- 
trklan, Earl Bell; assistant elec- 
'.trician. George Ware. 

••Running Wild," Billy Foster. 

Hbim Mlcals, Jolin O. Grant. 

Bemte Green. Babe Healy, Mildred 

I Holmes. Bdythe Bates, Audrey Mc- 

Vay, (Ansell White Revua (10 

people), and James Oalltvan. 

Staff — Louis Oberworth, man- 
ager; George Glass, musical dl- 
rsctor; John O. Grant, stage »nan- 
Bger; Gall Ferris, carpenter; 
'Tommy Seymour, proi)erty man; 
'■Aow opens at Olymplo thaatre, 
Cincinnati/ Ohio, August 10. 
"Fast Steppars," Harry Svanstbn 



Columbia Shows and Managers 

The Columbia Amusement Company completed the Issuing of 
franchises thia week and the engagement of road managers. Aft 
ImiKirtant concession made by the circuit to the Columbia pro- 
ducers concerns the circuit maintaining an electrician out front In 
each Columbia Theatre and stage lighting that will relieve the pro- 
ducers of the necessity of carrying special lighting paraphernalia. 
Heretofore the producer had to pay the salary of the operator and 
carry him with the show. The new scheme means a saving of 
some $3,000 a season to the producers. 

A list of the Columbia shows, franchise-holders and road man- 
agers to date is appended. The list includes the full 8< shows: 



PEEK-A-BOO 



Shows 
Dave Marlon Own Show 
I "Silk Stocking Revue" 
"Go to It" 
"Fast Steppers" 
"Broadiray By Night" 
"Runnin' Wild" 
"Come Along" 
"Wine, Woman ft Song" 
Red Pepper Revue 
Ilihmie Cooper Revu« 
Mollle Williams' Revue - 
"Take a Liook" 
"Happy Momenta" 
"Follies of the Day" 
"Good Little Devils" 
"Happy Go Lucky"" 
"Talk of the Town" - 
"Town Scandals" 
Barney Gerard's Show 
"Record Breakers" 
"Let's Go" 
"Bathing Beauties" 
Sliding Billy Watson 
"Monkey Shines" 
"Best Show in Town" 
"Hlpplty Hop" 
Harry Steppe's Own Show 
Lena Daley — Miss Tabasco 
"Peek-a-Boo" 
"Nifties of 1924" 
"Temptations 1924" 
"Hollywood FellieB" ^ -' 
"Step on It" 
"Step This Way" 

•Stop and Go" 

■Golden Crooks" 



Owner 
Dave Marion 
Harsy Hasting 
Wm. S. .^ampbell 
J. Herbert Mack 
(Thas. H. Waldron 
Sam. A. Scrlbner 
Sam. A. Scrlbner 
H. K. Hynlcka 
R. K. Hynlcka 
Jimmie Coo|>er 
George Rife 
Empire Circui^ 
Sim WilUams 
Miner Xlstate 
Miner Estate 
Herman Fehn 
Herman Fehn 
• Warren B. Irons 
Barney Gerard 
Jack Held 
Fred Clark 
Rube Bernstein 
Billy Watson 
Clark A McCullouglj Arthur Harris 
Travers & Brandell Bob Travers 



Manager 
Isay Grotx 
Eddie Shafer 
Frank Lanning 
Fred Sears 
Chas. Edwards 
Lou Oberworth 
M. Walnstock 
Lew Talbot 
Louis Gilbert 
John Goldsmidt 
Lon Ditmas 
H. C. Diehl 
Sim WillUms 
Dave Posner 
Harry Shapiero 
Hughie' Benard 
Harry 'Strouse 
Dick Zeisler 
C^harles Foreman 
Chas. Donogue 
Fred Cla/'k 
Irving Becker 
Jack McNamara 



FRANK FINNEY'S STOCK 



ll 



Peck A Kolb 
Cain^fr Davenport 
Ed Daley 
Jean Bedini 
Hurtig & Seamon 
Gus Hill 

Hurtig & Seamon 
nus Itlll 

Jacobs, & Jermon 
Jacobs & Jermon 
Martell Estate 



Chaa Burns 

Ed Daley 
Lew Sl<lman 
EA Edmonston 
Frank Livingston 

Lew Stark 
Ben Harris 
Ira Miller 
James F'ulton 



advance, Harry Abbott, 8r.; mus- 
ical director, Joe Paulson; special 
nusnbers by Melville Morris; elec- 
trician, Herman Koch; carpenter, 
Billy Bennington; property man, 
Fred Nolan. Show opens at Detroit, 
Aug. 10. 

Peck and Kolb'« "Hippity Hep"— 
Abe Reynolds with the foltowing 
support: Grace Cameron, Kay Nor- 
man, Duke Rogers. Halg Priests, 
Lou Lewis, Lul Ring. Lora Carol. 
The Izganes. Thelma Leonard. 
MIckle Leemtng. and 18 girls. 

Staff — Manager. Charles Bftrns; 
agent Walter Berger;. musical di- 
rector, Thomas Cooper; carpenter, 
Roy Cahlll; electrician, M. B. Chal- 
pain; property man. Lew Boman. 



Show opens at Pittsburgh, Pa., 
Mae Dlz, Jules Howard, ^'ay Tunis, I Aug. 18. 



H. £. WZEK FILLEI>-IH 

The Columbia Burlesque Cir- 
cuit has filled In the open week In 
New England. The Columbia shows 
will play the Holyoke, Holyoke, the 
first two days of the week and thew 
State, Springfield', the last four 
days. 

The three open days before 
Bridgeport have been partially filled, 
the shows playing Poll's, Meriden, 
Mondoy, wl^h two more one-day 
stands still open. 



. l«w Denny, Grace Wallace. <}ordon 
Bennett. Buddie Cort. Ollle Debrow, 
Dotson and Mc<3onn, and Weldanos 
fiensatl6n. 

Staff — Fred Sears, manager: J. 

• Theo Murphy I property man; Fred 
Lynch, electrician; Henry Neubauer, 

. musical director; Jaraes B. Stanton 
to produce t?i« numbers for all three 

. ^owfl. Open* at Oayety theatre, 
Dayton, Ohio. Aug. 10. 

Uwls Talbot's, "Wins. Woman 
and Bono." featuring Bert Bertrand, 

' supported by Gertrude Ralston. 
Hairy 8. I.«Van, Nate Busby. Ken 
Christy, Cbarlis Cole, Dotty Bates. 

' AUce Smith. B5dgar Rand. Will 
Balney, San Oelford. and 24 chorus 
iWs. 

Staff— I^wl* Talbot, owner and 
manager; Chris Newman advance; 
X.eo Zom. musical director; Barney 
Smith, carpenter; Ralph Pepper. 

' slectriclan. and Frank Callen. prop- 
erty man. Show plays preliminary 
week between Wheeling, W. Va.. 
and Canton. Ohio, week of Au^. 11. 
Opens regular season week of Aug. 
17. in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Jimmie Coopar** Ravua, features 
Jiramle Copper supported by Jack 
Ready. Delph Singer, Harry Myer«< 
Marion De Larkey. Jean "Vernon, 
Betty Delmonte, Midgle Olbbons, 
Helen Davis and 18 girls, Julian 
Arthui's Band (10), Jazs Ups 
Richardson, Man Tan Moreland. 
Bessie De Sola. Octavia Sumler. 

^- Bight Pashas. Elharfs Elephants, 
and Sam Cross. 
Manager John Goldsmith; ad- 

• Tanee, Sheriff Jack Levy; musical 
director. Rocco Colloma. Show 
opens at Olympic theatre, Chicago, 
Aug. l*. 

Harrv Hasting's "dilk Stocking 
Rsvue,* features Frank X. Silk, sup- 
ported by Ruth Olbbs, Helen Ken- 
nedy, Carney and Carr. Frank Mar- 
tin, Amand Monte. VIviana and 
Jackson, Mary Shaw, Paul Orth. 
Kerwin and Ix>ck. and the Busch 
Sisters. 

Stsft — Manager. Eddie Shafer; 
agent. Sam 8. Clark; musical dl- 
Jfctor. Matt Mannix; carpenter. 
William Howard; property man, 
William Belden; electrician, Joe 
Hill, assistant electrician. Charles 
Beldln. Show opens at Kmplne the- 
atre. Providence. R. I.. Aug. 11. 

"Sliding" Billy Watson's Show; 
"Sliding" Billy, who has in his sup- 
port Frans Marie Texas. Little Anna 
Propp. Mile Babette. Marie Vernon. 
Claire Evans. Murry Harris, Paul 
H. West, Frank Malahan, Oliver De 
Grant, Creedon and Taye. Three 
Eddies. Klncaid Ladies Band (B) 
Jais Stroupe and 18 girls. 

Staff— Manager. Jack McNamara; 



Mollle Williams Show— Mollis Wil- 
liams, Freddy Harper, Bobby Wilson. 
Bebe Almond. Ray King, Morton and 
Mayo, John Mack. Lillian Pearl. Ella 
Corbett, Arthur White. Lon D'tmas, 
manager; Harry Williams, advance 
agent. Show opens Aug. 17, Oayety, 
Montreal. Que. 

"Take a Look" — Cy Plunkett, Bvy- 
leen Ramsey, George Schreck, Jean 
Vernon, Charley Harris, Perry and 
Perry, Salvatore Zlto, Helen Mason, 
Evylln Whitney. Peggry Van Camp. 
Harry Delhi, manager; Chas. A. 
Foley, advance agent Opens Aug. 
18, Casino, Brooklyn, N. T. 



110.000 AT COUIMBIA 

Jean Bedinl's "Peek-a-Boo" in Its 
second week at the Columbia, New 
York, grossed $10,000 last week, 
considered lyiusual business for hot 
weather. 



l^ATIOHAt, CHI, OPENS AUG. 10 

Chicago, Aug. B. 
The National will open with 
Mutual burlesque, Aug. 10, under 
the supervision of K. Thomas 
Beatty. 



NIGHT FOB CHEE8ER8 

T.he Cheese Clulvmembers will be 
the guests of the Columbia- tomor- 
row (Thursday) ntgbt upon the in- 
vitation of Fred McCloy, the "Colum- 
bia's manager. 

The Cheesers will ,see "Peok-a- 
Boo." To make the evening perfoce 
for the newspaper boys McCloy will 
have the company do a bit here and 
there from the Cheese Club's own 
acknowledged flop, "One Heluva 
Night." that lived up to Its title on 
42d street not so long ago. 



BTAN AND LEE BOOKED EAST 

Ryan and IjM are at Keith's, 
Cleveland, this week, the start of a 
Keith's route for the act. 

It Is the first time in five years 
Ryan and Lee have played in a 
Keith -booked theatre, although last 
season they were on the Orpheum 
circuit. 

Charlie Morrison got the Keith's 
route for the turn. 



• MABRIAGES 

Harry Clarke, actor, and Mildred 
McCloud, recently with "Tarnish," 
were married secretly three months 
ago. ' has been 'evealed. Clartte Is 
a former hUbband of ITora Bayes.. 

Josef Swickard, motion picture 
actor, to Margaret Campbell, pic- 
ture actress, employed by Universal 
at Santa Ana. CaJ.. July 27. 

Emily Barry (Barry Family) to 
Dick Lancaster (Barn' and Lancas- 
ter). Aug. 4, at St Malachi's, Naw 
York, by Rev. Fr. Leonard. 

ENGAGEMENTS 

Ernest Glendennlng, "Top Hole." 
Ernest Treux, Zlegfeld b BlUle 
Burke show. 



Kramer and Griffin End Team 
Kramer and Griffin dissolved part- 
nership last Sunday at I/oew's, Ave- 
nue B. New York. Ed Griffin Is go- 
ing with Fields and West Mutual 
Wheel show, and Kramer will 
shortly open an act with a new 
partner. ^ 



Clyde Cook for Four Weeks 
Los Angeles, Aug. i. 
Clyde Cook, the comedaln, will re- 
turn to Orpheum vaudeville for four 
weeks, opening Sunday. 

He will play the two coast big 
timers before re-entering upon a 
picture engagement. 



Baseball Scores Draw 



Washington, Aug. 6. 

Something has been finally 
found to draw at the President, 
formerly Lyceum. An automatir 
baseball scoreboard has bekn In- 
stalled, and during the absence 
of the "Senators" will l>e in 
operation during each game that 
is played. With a 60c. top, the 
houses have run close to ca- 
pacity. 

Jack Garrison, formerly han- 
dling the President but now at 
the Mutual, which is to house 
that wheel's burlesque attrac- 
tions, opening this month, in- 
stalled a board in his new house. 
With the some scale. Garrison 
draws capacity every afternoon. 

Washington's getting near the 
top of the American Jjengve 
helped two of its theatres, any- 
how. 



A season's record was created by 
Jean Bedinl's "Peek-a-Boo," being 
the third stimmer wheel attraction 
to appear at the Columbia. New 
"fork. Whereas the Columbia re- 
ceives a rotating show each week in 
season, in the summer tlnk« and in 
the past it has held but one show. 
This summer "Let's Go" started, 
followed by "Hollywood Follies," and 
now "Peek-a-Boo," which will re- 
main through the week ot Aug. 18, 
the regular season's openli.T« on the 
Columbia, the Bedlnl show having 
received that week on Broadway as 
Its regular wheel opening stand. 

"Peek-a-Boo" came into the Co- 
lumbia after a week's layoff follow- 
ing a short summer run in Boston. 
The value of its title may be re- 
corded through the fact that last 
week, the hottest of the summer, 
"Peek-a-Boo" did over $10,000 at 
the Columbia. It must have b«ep 
the title, for this show doesn't rate 
with the "Peek-a-Boo" of the Clark 
and McCuUough Cays, after dis- 
counting the appearance of Clark 
and McCullough. Yet "Peck-a-Boo" 
will hold up to its title on the 
wheel's Jour. 

Jean Bedlnl, who produced, oper- 
ates and talks the show, brought 
over 18 English chorus girls. They 
ar* worth the importation. But few 
lookers, but they all have feet and 
their feet can be easily looked at. 
Besides, they are like the other Eng- 
lish dancing groups who can dance. 
There is a novelty production bit 
in a black and white effect, almost 
an Amakon march in design, if not 
maneuveirs, and again the English second week, 
seems to have been borrowed, for 
an Old Girls' Brigade, a grotesque 
number, capable of being developed. 
Bedini hews to the burlesque limit 
line in "Such Is Life in Fouf Pro- 
verbs," four scene bits played rapidly 
and adapted from more or less 
known stories. Thert is comedy In 
each bit, and Jt is burlesque, also 
quite the best of all the "improb- 
able" scenes the musicals have aped 
one another with, without any of 
the musicals hitting upon the. Be- 
dini and much better scheme. 

Some of ttie "Peck-a-Boo" comedy 
seems dragged out. It lacks spon- 
taneity, a lack that appears to like- 
wise lie with thg principal comedian, 
Harry Lander. 

Borrowing from old stories Is often 
seen and heard. Perhaps the old- 
est la the "imaginary line across the 
equator" with "a couple of camels 
on It" Who In burlesque could 
have thought to have recalled that In 
thlsdttv"/ • 

A draggy scene Is^he "camel" bit 
In the first part and the Pullman 
car bit In the second part could 
stand speeding up. The "camel" 
scene could stand going out. 

Tet Friday night the show rang 
up at 8:30 and down H}. 10:40. Mr. 
Bedini will eithy have to pad out 
his performance or allow more en- 
cores. Bedini is a bear for.^ speed, 
which Is all rlghtf If the show^sn't 
short; this performance can't stand 
the pace that kills off legit encores. 
The phone rnd dramatic bits In 
the first part are a couple other slow 
spots. Notwltlvstandlng. however, 
the first BO, minutes of the aecqnd 
act Is all show and makes up for a 
lot. 

In production "Peek-a-Boo" hasj 
been held muchly to drops and 
drapei4, but the girls are dressed up 
often. The better they are aressed 
the better they look. Their bare- 
leggedness of the first part doesn^t 
hurt their appearance. 

Harry Lander's opposite Is his 
brother, Willie. Other principals 
appear frequently and nicely, but 
without undue note. The song num- 
bers are middling, and the best 
numbers are those the chorus girls 
appear alone In. 

These chorus girls are a large part 
of the Bedini show. They have 
three Individual opportunities col- 
lectively, and Improve upon each 
one. While the program says they 
are stag* directed by Allan Foster, 
and without stealing credit from Mr. 
Foster, the girls must have brought 
some of their dancing stuff with 
them from • England. 

Among the specialties are Gordon 
and Germain on trampoline net, ex- j 
cellent. Carr's Jazz Kings are 
seven boys forming a band. While 
too noisy to be Jazz kings, they seem 
good enough to back up Harry 
Peterson as a singer, who sings 
often. 

Mr. Peterson is the centre of the 
red fire stage picture for the finale 
of the first part. Just what his cal- 
isthenlc scheme Is there Isn't an- 
nounced by Mr. Bedini in person, 
who is otherwise on the stage nearly 
all of the time. Bedini tells what 
Is going to happen, and it usually 
happens, although not with the liv- 
ing pictures. As the audience right 
there wanted to see living pictures 
that Incident In the first part should 
be made burlesque or nothing. 

Mr. Bedini, with his gray hair 
and Continental manners, performed 
tba announcing role quite satisf.ic- 
torily, became an excited French- 
man In the Pullman car bit and did 
some magic with the Landers In an- 
other scene In "one," the latter for 
comedy. 

Nineteen scenes are programmed 
for the two acts. They seemed td be 
as prdgrammed. This made contld- 
erable work for the I>andcrs as prin- 
cipals and more for the ..'horlHtcre. 

Figuring "Peok-a-Bo6'* Is now In 
its second week of a fot r-week run 
in New Vori« and in fairly gooJ 



Opening at Luris, Oakland, Aug. 16 
for Rwn 



Oakland, Cal., Aug. 5. 
The Lurie reopens Aug. 16 with 
Frank Finney's "Forty Funlanders," 
recently of Spokane, and :f business 
holds up the road shows will be 
di;opped in favor of the musical 
"tab" shows, according to Eddie 
Brehany, manager of the bouse. 

Finney Is a former Oaklander who 
has been In eastern burlesque for 
some time. The show is the property 
of Finney and Charles W. York, 
formerly a John Cort manager In 
Los Angeles, and for the last IS 
years a partner In George Hood's 
enterprises In the northwest. 

In the troupe will be Ruby Lang 
as prima donna, Martha Biehl as 
soubret Jack Meeker, leading man, 
and ESd Mprris, second comic. There 
will be 24 girls in the line, but no 
run-Way .will b« used. The plan is 
to give three a day, with four on 
Sunday with pictures to fill ths time ' 
requirements. The scale will b« 2E 
for matinees and BO for nights. 

The Lurle started a« a road at- 
traction house; but had Indifferent 
success due to tba Infraquency of 
top notch shows and booking condi- 
tions. Its last venture In stock wag 
with Myrtle Dingwall and Ferris 
Hartman doing light, opera. This 
flopped and was withdrawn after the : 



DAXSKLL'S TWV OFEHISGS 

The Frank Dameell Mutual ^tour- 
lesque s^Bjr, "Make It Peppy." 
featuring Frances Farr as the star 
and Al Hillier aa principal come- 
dian, opens Saturday afternoon, 
Aug. 23, at the Olynsplc. New York. 

The Damsell troupe followa the 
"Snap It Up," which had ^ prelim- 
inary week, starting Saturday night, 
Aug. 16, but Jumpe to the .Star, 
Brooklyn, where It opens Its regu- 
lar season on the night of Aug. 2$. 

This arrangement gives Damsell 
two* Saturdays at the Olympic In 
addition to Miss Farr, Mr. Damsell. 
Mr. Hillier, the "Mak^ . It Peppy" 
roster includes Al. Watson, Eiddie 
M. Lloyd, Gene Evans and Evelyn 
W. Fields 



ILL AND IN JUBED 

Runs Keliy, end man With the 
Emmett Welch Minstrels, playing 
at Young's Pier. Atlantic City, is 
at the Hotel Spratt ArkansHs ave- 
nue. Atlantic City. He is a brother 
■1)f Billy Richie. 

Harry Quealy and Lauro De 
J6aus are both 'at the Metropolitan 
hospital. Welfare ' Island, N. Y. 
Quealy is reported suffering from a 
Stroke of paralysis. 

Peggy Dale Whlffen recovered 
from an operation performed at 
Mqi^tvale, Va., has returned to New 
York. 

Wayne Christy ' 6'f the Keith 
booking forces, Waii on the Long 
Island train wrecked at Woodslde, 
Queens, July 81, and painfully' In- 
jured. Christy is living at Bee- 
churst, and was traveling on the 
I'brt Washington ^al out of the 
Penn Station. A switch was thrown" 
open by i trainman's carelessness 
and thie train crashed into an elec- 
tric locomotive, tt was a nine- 
car tr/iin, with the seventh car de- 
molished by the crash. 

After the coUllon Christy made 
his way fo safety somewhat dazed 
and shocked, but the real effects of 
his 'njurles wort not kown until 
later when examination revealed 
Internal Injuries, a probable frac- 
tured rib and strained ligaments In 
his wrist and arm. He also had 
bruises about his head. 

Freda A. Marcus, of the Jans 
Film Co., has recovered from a re- 
cent operation for appendicitis, and 
Is back at her desk again. 

Mrs. Bella Doyle Goforth (Goforth 
and Doyle) underwent another se- 
rious -operation Aug. 1 at the Memo- 
rial Hospital. Bloomlngton, 111. This 
Is Mrs. Goforth's third operation 
within foul* months 



NEW AC!TS 

Helen Jerome Eddy, from pictures. 
In sketch. 

Anna Chandler, new act. 

Lou Tellegen will reopen for 
Keith next season In a new act by 
Arvld Paulson. The action of the 
piece is supposed t otake place some- 
where In Scandinavia. 

Jimmy Duffy and Jack Allnien, 
two-act 

Gilbert Wells and Florence Brady, 
two-act. 

Frank and May Luce (The Mu- 
sical Hunters), new musical turn. 

Joe Fields (Fields and WooUoy) 
and Sam Rose (Hugh Herbert and 
Co.), two-aCct. 

Moirlw and Townee are to be the 
principals In a new revue act to be 
pre."»nted by *"ior»'nx Anu,* (Dooley 
.ind Ames). 



10 



VARIElf^T 



NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



Wednesday, August 6, ijjjf 



'^ 



•TANLEY LOGAN «nd ERIC 

BLORE 
'nil* Poor Rich" (Dramatic Skatch) 
to Mint.; Drawing Room (intorior) 
Collaoum (July 30) 

On the Coliseum program It said 
the act was "presented" by Lewis 
ft Gordon, and that it ^'as written 
by Stanley Logan. In personnel and 
nature, typically English. Messrs. 
Liogan and Blore play the two prin- 
cipal male characters in the little 
epUode of present day life in Lon- 
don. Also appears a woman as a 
former London stage favorite who 
retired to marry an English lord 
but since the war is working in 
her husband's home aa the cook, 
the house having been leased to 
a rich Englishman named James 
Leech. 

The lor JT" incognito, la. Leech's 
Valet. Leech is a lonely man, 
powerfully rich but packing an 18- 
karat grouch .against the world, and 
the dinners prepared by the cook. 
Leech, to the vale-t and to the cook, 
shows his displeaaure in emphatic 
words. 

The lord and his wife, unknown 
to Leech, have been saving enough 
money to buy a little farm. On 
their "nights off" they dress up and 
mingle with high soclsty wh^re 
they continue their rating of the 
royal purple. Leech, In the par- 
lance of the American slanglst, 
bawls the life out of the "Dorlshes," 
with the cook the first to hand In 
her notice. She declares herself in 
words Leech can't mistake. Then 
the valet confirms the cooks pro- 
posed departure. He gl-res the mas- 
ter aome advice. It is their night 
off and while Leech la alone, a 
woman beautifully gtawned, enters. 
It la the cook. She reveals her 
identity, first «s the famous stage 
favorite, singing "Somewhere Some 
Day" (title not guaranteed) at the 
piano, playing her own accompani- 
ment This song is supposed to 
have made her famous. Th«n the 
valet appears in formal attire. He 
answers the telephone. It ia for 
Lord Ellingham. The valet aaya he 
la the lord and Leech Is dumb- 
founded. For the finish Leech ia 
invited to accompany them to the 
theatre. He accepts, wU:i a bit of 
"you first, my lord" businens effec- 
tively done. 

At the close of the act, the lord 
explained that "the new poor" 
phrase came at the close of the 
war when English notables, and 
the English rich, deprived of their 
wealth by the late world unpleas- 
antness, were forced to go to work, 
lease their homes and subject 
themselves to the whims of »en 
and women made rich by the war. 
For the American presentment, 
the title of "The Poor Rich" Is be- 
ing used with Leech, very rich but 
poor in spirit, l>ecau8e of his lonely 
life. 

The act got away to a slow 
■tart at the Coliseum and for a 
time the audience was not f ertaln 
whether a comedy trick was com- 
ing or that Just an out-and-out 
dramatic skit was In action. All 
dialog in the main, with the man 
playing Leech using the familiar 
"damns" and "hells" so common 
in English clubs and speech. < 

The theme of the sketch Is not 
new to the movie fans, as tiye Idea 
from time to time has been worked 
In the big screen stories There Is 
no great dramatic climax, as the 
audience is In the "Know " from the 
start and nothing is left* to sus- 
pense. There Is a sympathetic ap- 
peal to be sure, yet it Is doubtful 
if sufficient to carry this sketch 
over for big returns. The faces are 
new; that's a relief in some neigh- 
borhoods. As a whole the act is 
disappointing. It is pleasingly done 
but that will not put It over 
the results anticipated. 

Mark 



.CHESTER HAMPTON and CO. (2) 

I Comedy Playat 
19 Min».j Two Scenes (Three) 

(Office and Dining Room) 
23rd 8t. 

The playing of this skit makes It 
stand up. Draggy during the table 
conversation, the unnamed young 
woman playing the wife, however, 
saves it even at that slow moment. 
Chester Hampton looks much 
like Checkers Von Hampton 
(Hampton and Blake), and he'* 
probably the same. The other 
character ia the boss, well enough 
played, while Mr. Hampton easily 
does his share in the sklfs work. 

It's not a new story, and this par- 
ticular playlet may have t>een 
slightly rewritten for present use. 
It's of the employe who Invites his 
boss home to dinner with the wife, 
wild at the boss anyway for not 
advancing her husband in position 
and salary, making a scratch meal 
against her inclination; also mak- 
ing a break- which bring.s the ap- 
pointment to her husband, on the 
spot as assistant to the boss, with 
the coin increase. 

Thf opening scene is ah office in 
which the employe invites the boss 
to dinner, then phones the wife 
with the wife answering in a sec- 
tional division of the stage.* Humor 
here is begotten from the husband 
stalling to the boss his wife's angry 
remonstrances. 

During the wait for the shift 
to the dining room- set the 
orchestra plays the strains of 
"Home, Sweet Home," 'while the 
drummer does a train imitation, the 
two men having caught the 6:15 
fo( the suburb. It's a dandy "dumb" 
fill -In for a stage wait. 

A little more speed in the play- 
ing iknd this can take No. 3 on the 
better bills. It might go Into a big 
house in the same position If they 
can get the running time down to 
16 minutes. Some laughs -are cer- 
tain if not boisterous. While this 
young woman plays \he wife, every- 
one is going to enjoy her, and per- 
haps the act as well. Sime. 



810 HALL'S SYNCOPATORS (11) 

Orchestra 

15 Mins.; Full (Spaolal) 

81at St. 



I 



for 



L. WOLFE GILBERT and ABNER 

SILVER 
Songa 

IS Mina.; Piano, in Ona v ^ 
Jaffaraon 

L. Wolfe Gilbert Is offering prac- 
tically the sa^e routine h0'has done 
with several other partners, with 
the exception of using several of his 
new numbers. Gilbert handles most 
of the vocalizing with Silver, pop 
song comproser, manipulating the 
ivories. 

Gilbert Is singing the ballad 
"Why Live a Lie" and announcing 
Ul the audlenc« that It was Inspired 
from an Incident In his own life. 
Most- of those out front had evi- 
dently read the report the song had 
been responsible for cementing 
marital differences between Gilbert 
and his wife, f romV whom he had 
been estranged and whom he re- 
cently remarried. They responded 
accordingly. It proving the big win- 
ner of his repertoire. Prior to this 
Gilbert had sent across a comedy 
number and an experimental num- 
ber In which he set comedy stanzas 
to a ballad melody somewhat after 
the fashion of parodies. A medley 
of past successes by both song- 
smiths followed. After some clown- 
ing Wolfie cajoled Abner Into sing- 
ing a number, with the latter oblig- 
ing with a Spanish comedy song. 

The act seems a set-up for the 
boys both from an entertainment 
angle and through their popularity 
with the public. Neither has a big 
voice but Gilbert makes that up In 
personality and also has & pleasant 
delivery that is sure click. 

Stopped 'he show Thursday night, 
fourth spot. Looks like a cinch for 
the best of them. 



LE8 GLADDONS (2) 

Equilibrists 

18 Mins.; Full (Special) 

Jefferson 

Two men prefacing a great routine 
of rialey and hand-to-hand balanc- 
ing with a posing #tunt in white 
fleshings and made up to represent 
white marble atatues. The posing 
stuft plan'-* the act neatly with the 
men losing no time to get Into their 
hand and head balancing and show- 
ing several new stunts In that line. 

Clicked for a decided hit as opener 
on this bill and can do as well on 
any of the big time bills. 



The Orders Are 

Coming Right Along. 

Where la Yours? 



P. Dodd Ackerman Scenic 
Studios, Inc. 

< 140 WEST 89th STREET 



SHANNON and LEEMING 

Comedy 

13 Mins.; On* 

23rd 8t. 

It Is the tall and the short of it In 
the Shannon and Leeming combina- 
tion. The shorter man goes In for 
the main comedy work, using a 
quick split and return to his feet 
that he has "featured" for a long 
time. There Is a catch line about 
"Well, mebbe you're right." witn 
the comedy man getting his con- 
ception of things In general all 
mixed up. with the taller chap 
straightening him out and the tag 
following. 

After the patter comes a number 
by the little man that has the 
"split" working overtime, but effec- 
tivo. The act closes strong with 
a wooden soldier number after the 
fashion . of the "Wooden Soldiers." 
It was capitally done by Shannon 
and Leeming, and lifted the act but 
of the deptlM of a commonplace va- 
riety. 

That closing "bit" Is certain to 
register anywhere any time. 

Mark, 



Another entry among the vaude 
bands with the program Ilatlhg thta 
engagement aa Hall's flrat New 
Vork appearance. An afterpiece, 
incluaive of acta on the bill, waa 
added to the flniah here but the 
orchestrt. a routine seemed to wind 
itself up after IE minutes and four 
numbers. Allov-lng for one, per- 
haps two, encores, the normal run- 
ning time may be gauged. 

Nothing outstanding by this mu- 
sical unit other than an attei||^t to 
get away from the too pf'overblal 
by offering a series of imitations of 
other bands — Whlteman'a,* Lopez' 
and Ted Lewis'. 

Hall, personally, confines himself 
to the waving of a baton, singing 
and giving the imitations, while 
faking each Instrument necessary 
for the Illusion. The si^gestion of 
Whiteman settled Itself into a knee 
action; Lopez provided a seance at 
the piano and the waving of one 
hand,;while the L<.wis brought forth 
the plug hat, gestures and the war- 
bling of a former pop number. Be- 
i^ldes this, all of which is Included 
in one number. Hall solos another 
selectlpri of the popular type and, 
backed by his boyc .it Is capable of 
standing by itself. 

Instrumentally the orchestra oon- 
sists of two cornets, trombone, three 
saxophones, banjo, piano, tuba and 
drums. Of that complement t1»e 
reeds sound the outstanding fea- 
ture, with the orchestrations seem- 
ingly giving the boss horn too much 
prominence ftr the resounding num- 
bers to be classed &f soothing. 

Other than Hall's singing and the 
Imitations, whici will increase t^eir 
effect where the bands imitated are 
less familiar, this combination 
classes as an average^orchestra that 
supplies sufficient versatility to 
male* It an odds-on choice for the 
upper-middle houses, but will find 
difficulty in Jamming it through 
where the Class A organizations 
have preceded them. Bkiff. 

RECTOR and BARN ETT 
Piano, Songs and Dancaa 
14 Mins.; One 
23d St- 

Allce, the piano player called Miss 
Rector, thereby making It Alice 
Rector and leaving him Just Bsur-- 
nett. Mr. Barnett coptrlbuted one- 
half of the ^ct without question. 
If it doesn't start a battle, it may 
be said his "Jimmy Law" piano 
number was the biggest if not the 
only score. Mr. Barnett sounded 
English In accent and selections. 
His other number waa "If your wife 
wanta to drown, let 'er drown." 
probably written by King Henry I. 
or one of his gang. 

Miss Rector commenced with 
singing, ending that with a dance, 
following with unannounced im- 
personations in costume of Harry 
Lauder and Eddis Leonard, topping 
oft the act with "an old-fashioned 
wooden shoe buck dance," said Mr. 
Barnett. And so It was. 

On the small time, where they 
will linger If sticking to eastern 
vaudeville. Miss tlector might add 
to the value of the turn by allow- 
ing the audience to decide by ap- 
plause which she does the better, 
sing or dance. That's a sure ap- 
plause getter, or it was always, 
with a two-act. 

Mr. Barnett got the most with 
"Jimmy Law." one of those piano 
things that's as much alive on the 
small time as the piano comic 
opera bit, with both having helped 
to make the baby grands push the 
uprights out of vaudeville. Bime. 



MURRAY LESLIE CO. (3) 

Songa and Talk 

18 Mina.; Two (Special) 

23rd St. « 

Murray Leslie, evidently Juvenile, 
Is jLSSlstejl by two girls rounding 
out a cast which plays a hotel lobby 
bit of patter with the boy as clerk 
behind the desk. The fresh re- 
marks. Including the room and bath 
gag, are spaced throughout the talk 
for indifferent results with the sing- 
ing giving ^the act as much of a 
"break" as it can expect to get. 

Decidedly a middle class house 
entry having Leslie symbolizing 
Eddie Cantor in his solo while one 
of the girls also renders a pop 
lyric. 

Materially the turn is in but fair 
shape and needs polishing for real 
results. Scattered giggles was all It 
could Invoke at this theatre and the 
conclusion br.>ught but a dMzzle of 
applause. Bk^t 



BOYD 8ENTER (2) 

Instrumentalist 
12 Mina.; On* 
81st St. 

Veraatlle musician aoloing while 
accompanied by another youth at 
the piano. Both look to t>« extracts 
from a modern dance orchei:.tra and 
the impresaion registered la that 
they can breeze through In an early 
spot in any of the vaudeville houses. 

Two numbers on a saxophone fol- 
lowed by cornet, trombone and 
clarinet selections compose - tha 
schedule anj Senter predominates 
upon the reed instruments. His 
tongueing of the sax and the blues 
rendition with tiM clarinet, used as 
a finish, was a csrhing interpreta- 
tion that brought emphatic re- 
sponse. A piano solo by the ac- 
companist. Jack Russell, listened as 
being mechanically of merit, but the 
fast tempo and the unfamiilarity of 
the melody, such as it is. lessened 
the effect. It would be better were 
Russell to Insert a personal concep- 
tion of a better known number. 

The reason for another assistant 
who but l^arAdes forth with the 
various Instruments and hands them 
over to Senter remained problem- 
atical until the encore when Sen- 
ter walks out with a banjo and a 
kazoo^^be piano player pulls a 
comb and a piece of tissue paper 
from his pocket and the passive in- 
dividual also assumes responsibility 
for another kazoo whence follows 
a quickened and "hot" number in- 
stigated, at least In thia district, by 
the discs of th? Mound City Blue 
Blowers. 

All of Senter's selections are of 
the popular type .".nd rdhere to his 
own variatl(}IL! of the melody, stops, 
-and so forth, with the exception of 
one number on the saxophone and 
the trombone dedications, played 
straight and comparable to ballads 
In .' singer's routine. 

It amounts to light entertainment, 
particularly adaptable for the spot 
where placed on this bill. No. 2, and 
"Should keep Senter and hit boy 
friends busy f<)r quite some time. 

Bkiff. 



INA DELL AND CO. (1) 
Songa and Talk * 

13 Mine.; On* 
23rd St. 

If Ina Dell and company are 
fi«m the west trying to find out 
what Nefr York thinks of them, 
they can go back west unless satis- 
fled with any time they can get 

esist Just now It's problematical 
what time they can get. 

Th* Co. Is a tall man alongside 
of the young and smUll womsm 
playing a kid. She has red hair and 
la supposed to be a smarti* of 
12, who tells the tall fellow what 
her sister said about him, also what 
she said about Mr. Jones. After 
the tall fellow tella the cuti* he la 
going to marry her alster, cutle la- 
ter Informs him her sister has Just 
eloped with Mr. Jones. While Mr. 
Jones never appeared, that elope- 
ment was o. k. 

The tall man tested the little girl 
on "geography" and th* little girl 
sounded ilmmadiaon perfect. 

A song^y the noan was "Ha, Ha, 
That Makes Me Laugh." During it 
the lyric informed the women of the 
audience that If any of them thought 
their husbands faithful that was a 
ha, ha, top. Seemed like th* old 
mind readers. 

The tall man must have been in 
the act for contrast In size to the 
little girl of 12 with rompers and 
bare legs, who got 26 cents, not. to 
say damn again. About th* only 
thing the turn has worth while Is 
the same contrast — And that's not 
enough, in tb*. east. Bime. 



TWO ROZOLLAS 
Comedy Muaieat 
10 Mina.; One 
Slat St. 

Man and woman, the former play- 
ing several different grotesque com- 
edy Instruments and costuming aq- 
cordingly. The girl sticks to the 
piano, also feeds the man In a bit 
of crossfire between numbers. 

The dialog runs mostly to' comedy 
song title announcements by the 
man, who is a red-nosed comic. His 
Scotch costume and reed Instrument 
and "drunk" playing a medley on a 
musical hat rtick were reminiscent 
of old-time musical turns of a dec- 
ade ago, but new enough to the 
present generation to appeal as nov- 
elties. For a finish the male played 
• medley of "booze" songs, includ- 
ing "How Dry I Am," followed by a 
funeral dirge for an exit. , 

Good early spot turn for the In- 
termediate houses. They were sec- 
ond on this bill and did nicely. 

Com. 



HELEN JEROME CODY .„j ^ 

5'm':«.'!;''f«^ ^ <"-"••«•> 

J*ff*r*on 

Mlaa Eddy cornea from legit a^ 
pictures. This is her deblit^ 
vaudeville. Th* present vehlc^ 
though uneven in spots, offers h» 
several splendid opportunities fal 
emotional acting. With a UtUa 
pruning and tt^tening up she mu 
have something for vaudeville. 

Despite the handicap of coiiy«rt. 
Ing a house set, presumably > 
drawing room. Into what was tru 
dently supposed to be a children's 
court in -acaalon, the act went 
acrosa smoothly at this perrormane* 
with th* exception of slight lagging 

The playlet is a morality alam 
against organized- charities ^nd the 
probation system of the Chlldren'» 
cou rt. 

Miss Eddy is a young widow wh* 
In an attempt to spare her offsprioc 
the hardship and dreariness she ex< 
perlenced herself as a child of tti* 
granite quarries upstate, hat com* 
to New York. Her 8ix-y«ar-old 
daughter has-been taken Into eas< 
tody by the Children's Society whea 
discovered playing In the back 
yard of objectionable premises 4iir<i 
ing a raid. The rpother has b««| 
unabl* to see the child for thWft 
days until the hearing is pet. Obi 
Is almost frantic at the separation 
the first since the child was bora. 

It Is the he&rlng on the charges 
of improper guardianship that brings 
her to the court. A hard-boiled le. 
male probationer has prejudiced 
herself against the young mother, 
branii^ing her as a woman of streets 
and unfit to care for the child. 
Through cleverness of examination 
the probationer wrests from her the 
reason she came to the big town 
was to enjoy herself. ^ She also ad- 
mitted liking a good time and hav- 
ing several men friends, but not in 
the manner In which the probationer 
retailed her remarks to the Judge 
The latter, though inclined to be 
lenient, is Influenced to retain th* 
child in custody. 

When they are about to separator 
th* mother and child for six months^ 
It awakena th* tiger in the young 
mother, who grab* up a letter 
opener, wreats the child from th* 
court attendant and ahqpts ahe will 
kill anyone attempting to separate 
them.' 

The Judge warns her be oou'.d 
send her away for assault, but sine* 
she loves th* child to that extent 
he will give her l>ack. convinced 
that the little girl will b* Uk*a 
car* of. This ia th* tag, and pack* 
a BU^e-flre h*art wallop. 

Contrasting th* heavy atuS is a 
comedy bit at the opening In whick 
an illiterate East Side mother can* 
not understand why her boy has 
been taken for swiping somethlntr 
oft a pushcart. Little realizing th* 
majesty of th* law sh* hands (t 
back to the probationer hammer and 
tongs and gets her boy back. A 
child actress, unbilled, doubles for 
both kid roles. 

Miss Eddy gave a remarkabt* 
performano* of th* exacting role 9t 
the young mother, n*v«r one* ^- 
Ing control of tempo or shadUik iib8 , 
working up to th* clinmx with th* 
fiit«BS* of a veteran. The support- 
ing cast Is capital from a typ* 
standpoint 

The act was a clean-up in tttk 
spot on this bill. With the chtMtm^ 
It should not have difficulty on tll^ 
best of bills. 



BETANCOURT and OIRLIE 

Balancing 

10 Mins.; Thr** (8p*eial) 

81st St. 

Neatly dress«d and well Of*' 
seated balancing turn with the mal* 
half responsible for all the physlorf 
work, that of chair balancing. 

Three and fonr-table top-mo»«*- 
ing, th* neck of a bottle formlMT 
the base for a chair in one of th* 
tricks, are high lights, »ith the bvr 
selling It to appreciation through 
ability ,showmanshlp anb a certain 
personality. 

Prettily draped in blue, to whk* 
scheme th* woman's costume con- 
forms, the act assuredly takes its 
place as a beginner In the beti" 
houses. BkUf. 



Do You Want Workl 

HARRY DANFORTJ 

302 Loop End BIdg., CHICAGf 

Can Gat You Plenty of It 

IlMklng KzxrlnalTelT with WMteni oacf 
B. r. Keith Kxrhance, Orphe*" •^1 
Weatem VaDdrTlllc ManMTon' ^—^l 

WRITI^, WIREf CALL 



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.Wednesday, August 6, 



1924 

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NEW SHOWS THIS WEEK 



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VARIETY 



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iEAL O'HARA 



iBoSton, AU|r- >• 



■ A, an ftctbf Neal O'Hara li< pne of 
ftf funniest wrUert In the ne*B- 

f?f*Lw after' dinner Speeches that 
i*t.t bl(t regulted' In the thesplan 
SUtIng out all over Neal Afver 
S Boston -rr&veler" and New 
fork "World" told him they thought 
'•might increase circulation, and 
v.. "Bob" Laraen promised him a 
Sofemg. Neal had his suit pressed. 
S^ght a bow tie. eome SUk-um, a 
»"«t»ck, rouge and found a chorus 
Xl who taught him before the 
Ktlnee "how to kiss and then make 

""oHara explains In his monolog 
that he resembles Cohan In that Be 
talks through his nose, but that he 
SI much more to talk through than 
SThan, the crack being based on the 
bounteous beak with which he was 
Uessed at birth. He has a high- 
pitched and well-cracked voice 
which, however, carries wejl. 

His stuff is high voltage comedy, 
iach of It being muffed a la Julius 
Tannen. In hia patter he states 
lat he was given a tryout In Lynn, 
ass and asked his audiences t.T 
write him in case they didn't hce 
•ny point to his remarks. "I've re- 
ceived more nnail than the Gene'al 
jiaectrlc Company every morning 
'Tnce then," eays Ncal. 
His beet stuff concerns hImsoK 
jd his ipail and his experiences In 
reaHing into vaudeville. He is an 
;nquestioned draw wherever tiU 
tuft is syndicated, which covers 
gite a bit of booking area. The 
jughs he gets makes It a gool 
jonolog for any prOfeselonal when 
Jeal plays out, his territory as a 
celebrity name." Liibcv. 

RAWLEY and MARWICK 
Ibngt and Talk 
• Mine.; On* 
Itt 8t. 

tfilll Frawley not long ago 
Btrced from a.«kit by Pfkul Gerard 
Mtb and a show by th« fame 
■tbor which also had the same 
kit Included. He has now turned 
tlibe himseU and, according to 
togram announcenr.ent. pepned this 
irrent vehicle. Assisted by Irma 
(trwick, a personable blonde, the 
(^.follows convention, but has-been 
Ibri^tly pieced . together' to align 
Nlf under what ,1s termed stand- 
ee clasaiflcatfon. 

.,Bree«y .arid fast delivered chatter 
Mugurates with Frawley as' a 
ateiman. The conversation leads 
Itb a trio of melodies before the 
bnclusion Is reached. Frawley h.-.s 
f'^en the dialog more than one out- 
Undlng remark and the firing is 
iith rapid and. consistent. 
Hiss Marwick is an asset through 
'ocallzing and appearance. She In- 
iludes a brief dancing bit appro- 
>ri«te of worth to the cause. 
'Frawley's intimate manner of de- 
Ivery got to them early at this 
ipuse. Spotted No. 3 the couple 
Mre readily received at the half- 
fty mark arid that left no doubt 
p^the finish. 

;,'The act amounts to a neat anij 
»iU-»chooIe 1 p&lT, offering suVi 
irantlal fare. Skig.' 



XWORTH »n4 PRANCES 
ngt and Dances- 
Mint.; One 
d 8t 

Colpred team. Pep. Stronger on 

e hoofing than the vocal work, 

1th the man In particular shbwhig 

lass with hie' feet. The act ap- 

jears to bo "special," judging from 

*•' lyrical construction of "words 

■•d between nuin)>iBr8 and from the 

<■ trie of numJoere. • 

The songs are in the malii snappy 
^ M run to jaaz, giving the duo a 
'■ »»ce to strut and show their peoai 
I luff. The woman makes several 
oanges of drees, and shows no de- 
' T« to lot up for a minute In her 
I Wrk. 

.The act was a hit at the 23rd St. 
' «■ . Mark, 



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NDER and KNAPP 
-1ft Act 

^"•1 Stage (Palace) 
^d St. 

Two men In an ordinary lift act. 

y could s't-rve as the opener for 

smallest time. The only thing 

their favor are that they dress 

" robatic tights and don't try to 

rise anyone by starting with 

_ omime. 

,^ try at the tricks In the spot in- 
J**'! of the full light might help. 
•»'8 is the first act of its kind to 
f'.'i, .muscular di.splay with the 
^*Mncr» on. . 






Simc. 



PALACE 



lool.» I '"^"" ' ■*'"W' that must have 
"«ea gooj ag written down an( 



about played as well. Certainly a 
capacity downstairs assemblage 
enjoyed the evfihlng especially the 
first half. While the lineup failed to 
invoke a clamorous outburst, still 
there was enough applaui^ to ^o 
around. 

Probably the feature, the four- 
sheet pamphlet, was the front page 
! announcement of "Madame Sophie 
Tucker" due at this house . next 
week. It's there, on the page, in 
bold face type and caps, so the ad- 
vance rumor of Soph having 
switched her allegiance carries some 
weight, and the fireworks display 
may be Imposing when Bayes hears 
of it on the other side. Soph has 
probably Invoked a vaudeville epi- 
demic of titles. 

Julia Sanderson, currently top- 
ping, remains plain Julia in the bill- 
ing, and placed next to closing, pre- 
ceded by 10 minutes of Frank 
Crumit, offered a medley of her 
former hit numbers, following which 
she wa.s joined by Crumit for a 
couple of light lyrics that took the 
pair away riding the crest. 

Miss Sanderson appeared delect- 
able from the back of the house, wa,s 
at perfect ease throughout, and 
nothing was forthcoming to upset 
that morale. Assisted. by a pianist, 
Kddie Weber, both Crumit and Miss 
Sander.«on sponsored for a delightful 
Interlude that assures them for 
vaudeville at their will and, com- 
bined, were on and off in 25 minutes, 
three less than Harry J. Conley con- 
sumed in opening the second half. 

Conley, now accompanied -by Har- 
riet Towncs (formerly with Tom 
P.Ttrlcola) can presumably take his 
time with the hick mannerisms ip 
the lesser houses, but In this the- 
atre, and at least on. this bill, where 
the running order w.'is pursuing an 
even pace, the length of the vehicle 
proved an impediment to the act 
and the show. Miss Townes does 
nicely as .a foil for Conley's rube 
characterization, and the routine 
has been arranged to give her an 
opportunity for a ."short dancing in- 
sertion, so that it isn't n too awk- 
ward break in the sequence. 

Elizabeth Brown and Sedano, fol- 
lowing closely their forriner routine, 
closed the opening portion. The car- 
rying of a string quintet is a decided 
asset. Besides playing for the. danc- 
ing of the couple, they solo twice to 
effect. Three numbers, a waltz, 
tango and an undressed adagio con- 
ception rounded out the sequence, 
with Miss Brown assuming a stock- 
ingless mode throughout. Prettily 
dressed and staged, the act is well 
able to fulfill a major house obliga- 
tion, although tho actual terpsieho- 
rean efforts of the duo would seem 
to reveal a certain sense of confi- 
dence as much as anything else. A 
glaring fault of Miss Brown Is a dis- 
position to continuously "point her 
heel," which disrupts an otherwise 
smooth and normal performance. 

The stringed jristrumentftllsts are 
refreshing during this era of dance 
orchestras and, besides. Is a neat 
piece of headwork by someone, for 
it in no way pretends to fulfill the 
Bame purpose of the average vaude- 
ville dance band and there Is no 
question of the advantage of this 
combination over the miniature 
orchestras sonie of the dancing acts 
are using and which are, proverb- 
ially, smothered by a pre-eminence 
of the brass Instruments. In this 
rase the orchestra did as well as the 
dancers. 

Two dumb acts, spotted one and 
thr^, were versatile enough and 
contained sufficient ability to over- 
come that obstacle, listing the Ki- 
kutas Japs as opening with Powers 
Elephants the latter episode. 

The rlsley of the former act was 
the principal momentum for carry- 
ing the octet up and over for two 
bows before the , drop, while , the 
four mammals .look to be as well 
schooled a quartet as vaudeville has 
ever held. The teaching of one of 
the animals to do the step with a 
tambourine that anyone who has 
ever been Inside a theatre knows, 
appears, to be a masterpiece of 
training and was good for a solid 
laugh and applause. Routining 
within 13 minutes, the act easily up- 
held the ' spot, and Race Powers, 
working with the pachyderms, 
surely deserves that one bend he 
takes alone. 

Tho act of Will and qiadys 
Ahearn remain^ unqhafiged with the 
big bid continuing to be the under- 
slung stepping of the boy. The rop- 
ing and talk sponsored for a few 
titters and the girl, apparently with 
new costumes, offered passive fare. 
Tlie boys looks to be actually doing 
steps that would make a majority 
of dancers turn up their toes with- 
out even trying. , but the abruptness 
with which he goes Into them and 
the seriousness of his faeial expres- 
sion make It an unsalesmanlike 
proposition. To do some of those 
steps and smile \vhile doing 'em may 
be beyond the realm of possibility 
but at that it's worth a try, for as 
currently presented lt,is too cut and 
dried for an audience to dige.«t. and 
the effort Is worth more than it 
secures. 

Johnny Burke, fourtli. was on the 
receiving end of a rerepUun and 
met the cxneotations with his mono- 
log. Burke has inserted a minor 
number of new quotations and bit.s 
of business, but has al.eo eliminated 
a like niimb'er of the former cer- 
tainties to about even the total. 
p;ithor way it was five minute.<i short 
of » half hour before he got away, 
and the enjoyment was consistent 
and plentiful during that time. 

Bkig. 



RIVERSIDE 

Typical warm weather entertain- 
ment here this we«k, with comedy 
and song predominating and lack- 
ing only a permanent girl ensemble 
such as the Allen Foster Hippo- 
drome girl to convert It Into a typ- 
ical summer revue. One-third house 
Monday itlglit, undoubtedly due to 
the exodus of the neighborhood 
patrons to mountains. 

All Standards and no newcomers 
In the eight-act brace, with Johnny 
Burke doubling from the Palace to 
bridge the gap left vacant by Dooley 
and Morton, reported due to the Ill- 
ness of one Of the team. 

Dezso Retter, comic tumbler, 
opened with a nifty line of tum- 
bling, satirical posing and winding 
up with his famous shadow wres- 
tling, with all three angles scoring 
heavily. 

Helene Heller and George Riley 
deuced It neatly with a song reper- 
toire enhanced by plenty of per- 
sonality and click delivery. The 
couple never worked better than at 
this performance, selling their num- 
bers in typical musical comedy 



briefly ployed scene sufficed to send 
him off to applause. 

Miss Gould followed, and her old 
routine, new to the Sta^e, however, 
was wefcome. Especially good was 
a slightly naughty but clever song 
at the ooT.clUBlon. which sent her off, 
a'ter a full 25 minutes, to a solidly 
'appreciative hand. She sails next 
week for Australia. 

Baraban and Grohs. followed and 
had the tough luck. "Wanderer of 
the 'Wastieland" was the film. 

Business 'was ^ood all 6ver the 
house. Biak. 



AMERICAN ROOF 

As a jhlubin summer bill on th» 
American Roof the first half, J. H. 
got together a rather good one. and 
the half house liked It. 

It's the same old roof in the sum- 
mer, with the breeze blowing from 
the south and the real roof garden 
for the soft drink parties to the 
north side. 

On a warm night the American 
Hoof should be packed, but since 
you can own an auto by giving a 
reference the chances are that the 
8th to. 10th avenue crowd were 



style, harmonizing well and topping showing Riverside drive what real 



them off with a nifty production 
dance. 

Eddie Nelson proved a comedy ace 
In the follow-up, supported by a 
man and girl and crowding a wealth 
of nifty nonsense of the low comedy 
school Into his 15 minutes of run- 
ning time. Nelson held and. made 
them like everything he handed 
them. 

Juliette Dlka, who has now tacked 
a. "Mile."' to her billing, was wel- 
comed back and scored heavily. 
Miss Dlka .is doing a song routine 
such as she has previously done 
except for her having brought It up 
to the minute with new numbers. 
Her repertoire Includes a French 
song, a pop ballad, comedy number 
and for a finish she gives an impres- 
sion of the late Sarah liernhafdt 
singing "The Soldier's Dream." The 
latter gave her ample scope to dis- 
play the dramatic qualities of her 
voice as well as rare histrionic 
ability. ' 

Wellington Cross and Co. closed 
the first half with the tabloid ver- 
sion of Edgar Selwyn's "Anything 
Might Happen." which getp over 
despite the frothiness of dialog, suf- 
fering undoubtedly in the effort to 
crowd four scenes into its brief run- 
ning time. At its conclusion Cross 
remained en for some delectable 
clowning with Eddie Nelson, which 
wowed the,! and held them on for 
at least an additional 15 minutes. 
Cross topped the buffoonery off with 
a couple of song numbers accom- 
panied on the. "uke" by Nelson. The 
boys could have been going yet as 
far as the audien'ee was concerhed, 
which seemingly could not get 
enough of their nonsense. 

George MacFarlania arid Co., on 
after Intermission, also scored one 
of tl^e hits of the bill. MacFar- 
lane's singing was especially well 
received and the dressing provided 
by the dancing girl not only proved 
an eye feast but also lent a produc- 
tion slant to at least three of the 
numbers. Burke, next to closing, 
clicked as usual. 

Mack a id La Rue closed with 
their roller skating, featuring a 
.swivel neck twist that's a thriller. 



STATE 

The big Ja^igh at the Slate Mon- 
day night came when Baraban 
(Grohs and Co.') lofet his pants dur- 
ing an Indian stepping sciene. It 
was his second dance number with 
Miss Grohs, and as he was hopping 
on the left of the stage the trousers 
began to slide and got mixed up in 
his feet. For nearly a minute Bara- 
ban danced this wfay until the fly- 
man came to his rescue and dropped 
the curtain, thus throwing tl>e bill 
right into the picture hsow. • 

The audience howled. The U8t)ers 
doubled up, ftnd apporently .every- 
one enjoyed theinselves at the ex- 
pense of the turn. Which had done 
well up to the time of the mishap. 

The Five Pentleys opened the bill 
with their great trampoline turn, 
and in first place it tied with Rita 
Gould for the hit of the bill. If 
such an act carried encores, the 
Petleys could have used quite a few. 
Their routine was used, with the 
comedy bits scoring effectively. 

The Shuffle Along Four, a negro 
male quartet, were on second to 
good results, their barber shop iiar- 
moiiy getting returns. A song en- 
trance to the "Aida" grand march 
set them oft nicely, and a second 
number with vocal imitations of 
bells, whistles and banjos put the 
turn in right for a continuation of 
more or less familiar quartet songs. 

Klass and. Brilliant followed with 
(heir good comedy and music turn. 
This act stafids about as usual andl 
held up third .<rtrbngly. The most 
appIauRO was gotten with (he comic'si 
.ittempts to sing and the bnlconyj 
plant's warning to stick to the in- 
strumenfnl music. 

Arthur Ashley and Co., fourth, and 
hilled with Miss Gould, head'll.iing, 
didn't cot going until the short VM-- 
sion of "The Man Who Ctime B.'irk" 
was played Aphley's entry was 
preceded by an introductory picture 
reel, and with his ^ppqarancc, ,he[ 
went into .a seven-minute dry mon- 
olog. With th(« taWoldfd "Man Who 
('am* B.ack" announced by hiB Tinrt- 
ner, Helen Clement, the center cur 
tain went up on a stage In "two. 



cars look like. 

Still the same flapper crowd from 
9th avenue with their heavy escorts 
laughed at the show. 

Its high light was "Music Land," 
.1 seven-piece girl band or orcliestra 
and very good for the summer. Why 
the big time should dodge an all- 
glrl musical outfit that can play 
jazz and sing runs beyond hot 
weather rtomprehension. These girls 
look good, with a couple of excep- 
tional ployers. and the combination 
needs but little coaching to send it 
along as a nowadays novelty amidst 
all of these male bandsmen whose 
only, trouble In summer appears to 
be how to dress. The girls dress 
nicely and neatly, each with a dif- 
ferent fetyle Of gown, getting away 
from the uniform scheme. Can 
easily play over the Loew Circuit 
and repeat with a different re»^ and 
keep . on repeating while the band 
bug is around. 

No. 2 landed the hit of the bill, 
Tony Connetas and Co. doing a 
wop act with nothing in it but small 
time, but the kind of small time 
this Roof bunch wanted.' Its best 
bit was a sort of Chlrry Bee Hlnky 
Dee song, the kind that put liou 
Holtz in the $700 class, and the 
Roofers couldn't get enough of It. 
Lively for the No. 2 spot and should 
do as Well in repular reason In the 
same position'. With a little change 
and speed in the early section no 
reason why.' this turn shouldn't, be 
next to closing for Marcus. 

Rather a bright girl in the Tall- 
man and Renard act (names and 
titles, not guaranteed through litzl- 
nesS). She carried the two-act, do- 
ing a'kldlet (<nd running the hit turn 
closely for the honors. 

For the sketch and with all of the 
windows open were Raymond Barr 
rett and Cq. in an old neighboring 
flats skits done for ever so long but 
never long nor often enough to keep 
the small timers from believing It's 
funny. Ahother one Of' those Jolo 
c;ood fOF' the small time. 

Wood and something, two men, 
were next to closing, and Herbert 
.an<l Bolt closed the show. Ferguson 
and SmUh opened it. 

Either jhlubin is getting more lib- 
eral with the heat or the acts are 
getting better, or maybe it was 
just a break. flimf. 



peclally well dona. Th« main 8pe«d 
to this turn of Russian entertainers 
was Injected by Adeline Seaman, 
who was carded as "the human tap." 
If some of the Broadway musical 
shows don't separate this girl from 
thi^ turn It will not be the fault ot 
the scouts of the producers. She 
sure spins. 

Special mention goes to Verii 
Strelska and her toe w<irk and Lydia 
Hadoweka for her vocal efforts; ■ • 

No announcement was made as 
to the absence of the "try-outs" 
which were announced as a special 
feature on the advance sHden. 

Murk. 



23RD ST. 

If appli^u'se is any '(Criterion that 
show at the 23d Street Monday 
night was A corker. Under New 
Acts appear Foxworth and Frances 
and Shannon and Iteming. The 
feature film was "Maytime." 

Tl^e show started ^ylth a Remick 
song plugger offering two Illus- 
trated numbers, "There's 'yes, 'Ves 
in TTour Eyes" and "It Had to Be 
You." The projectionists got the 
second number's slides under way 
too late to do any good, but the 
singer kept on until the second 
chorus was flashed. 

Foxworth and Frances, colored, 
have plenty of pep, never stall a mo- 
ment and wound up to a substantial 
applause score. The man is a hard- 
working softshoe stepper. 

Fean and Tennyson are operatic 
singers In action, have? gone in for 
a bit of novelty on their radio open- 
ing and (heir voices pleased the 
downtown crowd. 

After came Eddie Nelson In black - 
fc^ce. It wasn't the burnt cork and 
it wasn't tte monolog that Eddie has 
that piit him over for an unqualified 
hit: It Was Kddle'H voice. Nelson 
whizzed oVer "On the Road to Man- 
dalay." handed 'em "Old I-Vimlllar 
r'aces" for good measure and Ho.'^ed 
with a hang. 

Frank Ellis and Marie Wal«h had 
a tough snot following the Ne:«on 
.clean-up, but their .snappy cro-s.-ifire 
and Kills' produ-tlon numlier, "OurK 
Is a Nice House Ours Is," added ty 
th(?hlt they BCOr<>d. Atop this*, how- 
ever, the acrohATIc dftnclng ofMl.ss 
Walsh was sur»4flre. EIIIh nppears 
wore certain. ,of his delivery artfl 
f^ljows, improvemciU over nlhcr 
y.ears. T}w(t, one nu.piber 0(f hia jit- 
one of the best heard In years.. 

The N.iKooncy Rcviie HupsO or 
'Ru.'iklnry Dartre Reviie closed' 'with 
the work of rtevt-ral niemMers hold- 
In^ th« art above par. Two num- 
bers, the China Clock and the Music 
Box, slowed up the act Immeasur- 



8l8t ST. 

The management nailed " ''Variety' 
Week" for a monicker for this week's 
hot weather bill at the 81st St. It 
was as good a name as any, but 
they could have called it " Times 
Square Dally' Week," and it would 
have meant the same thing, or even 
" 'Clipper' Week." 

The six acts ran to variety and 
built up nicely ihto quite an enter- 
talnirient. Added to PatMe News. 
•Which opened. Topics of the Dayf 
a prologue, and the feature picture, 
"The Man Who J^ghts Alone," which 
closed the bill, it made conaiderabis 
show. 

The hits were Ruth Budd, No. 4, 
Atrhur West and Co., following, and 
Marion 'Vadie and Ota Gygl an(t 
their' ballet, next. Miss Budd ex- 
hibits considerable versatility before 
revealing her real specialty on the 
flying rings and rope, singing, danc- 
ing and playing saxophone and 
mandolin. Her aerial feats remaia 
the strength of the act, however, 
and compare favorably with any. 

West has a thoroughly entertain- 
ing offering and Is a corking Show- 
mori. He is assisted by Lucille Har- 
man and an unprogramed assist' 
aht, who does a "nance plant" from 
a bo-z, then ascends the stage for ^ 
piano solo, and later a comedy ad- 
dress as a "dame." .This youngster 
certainly deserves billing. ' Miss 
Harmon is most restful on the optics 
and has a pair of "gams" that ars 
In the Tanguay class.' She pianos 
and pulls a jazz dance that clicks 
loudly, partlculorly with the males. 
Her. blonde straight bobbed hair will 
take the perm out of permanent. 
West eipgs two copjedy songs, does 
a "dame, and crossfires In between 
tlme^ They liked them muchly 
here. 

Vadie and Oygl closed, the turn 
remaining the 8an>« as last season 
and good for a repeat around the. big 
time. It Is one of vaudeville's most 
artistic, musical and daricing. crea- 
tions. Gygi's. tw<) violin solos, one 
a Krelsler arrangement of "Pals 
Moon," were good f<jr lri<lVidual tt<!t 
stopping. The solo toe work anfl 
artistic dancing of Miss 'Vadie arxl 
the excellent and graceful baUet of 
the six who surround -her, qompletfl 
a most delightful turo^., 

Tho Du Ponts, a ma^i and wotrian 
juprgling a<it, opene(), artd Two R<)- 
zellos (New Acts) were Little 
CaslnO. 

HayneS and Beck, third, had qnttei 
a battle with their orossftre and 
didn't thaw them out until they be- 
gan pulling knockabout comedy and 
rough stuff. Tho glr) Is a nuttesa 
but gives It so fast it's a gamble, 
with long lulls betweeri laughs. The 
male Is a corking straight with a 
good singing voice. It's a question 
of material here. ' 

Business was unusually good, the 
lower floor being about three-quar- 
ters full, with the rest of the house 
about the same. Con. 



set with a table and chairs. This ably, both artistic and the latter es- 



KEITH'S, BOSTON ; 

Boston, Aug. S. 

One of those hot weather bills 
that should have been bOoked for 
zero weather. Neal O'Harai tho 
humorist, being featured by tho 
New York "World" and tho Boston 
"Traveler" (New ActsX, announced 
that the stage manager was stand- 
ing in the .wings holding a barome- 
ter to prove his suspicion that the 
shot/ was all wet. "The enthuslarm 
that greeted his nifty was so hearty 
it must have filtered down to the 
dressing rooms. Dave Kramer 
(Kramer and Boyle) coming on 
after O'Hara, said with no sugar 
in his tone to one of the boys in 
the pit: "Why don't you put on an 
act now that O'Hara has been 
given a booking?" 

Jack Norworth was hopelessly 
spotted next to closing by having 
to follow Mme. Bcrnice De Pas- 
quail, i)rim;i donna of the Metro- 
politan Opera Company. Norworth 
had little that was new and wound 
up an Indifferent bill apathetically, 
acting as though he knew he was 
licked going In. 

Mme. De Pasquall, for a heavy 
operatic routine, proved to be a 
surprising draw and won the hand 
of the nlnht on her entrance. She 
pulled some real money Into tho 
house and a lot of faces that were 
strange to Keith's but familiar to 
the pop houses and the second bal- 
cony at the Opera House. She 
played with a grand piano set for 
an accompanist, but with no ac- 
companist, a touch that detracted 
from her performance more than 
she probably realized, , 

Kialto aitd I..a Mont opened with 
a dumb juggling and novelty act 
that w.'is woro^me for itn originality. 
They caught the house from th« 
st.art. woke It up from its «*inmer 
slumber nnd closed to a good h.-ind. 
The butler pantomimist, playing an 
<Continued on pnge 51) . 



VARIETY 



Wednesday, August 6, 1924 



(All 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (Aug. 11) 

IN TAUDBVU^LB THEATItBS 

op«B for th* w*«k wltk Mooday matlaaa^ jrkMi Dot othtrwU* lodlcatvd.) 

Til* bllla below >r« grouped In dlvlclons, accordlnc t* bofklag offlces auppJIed from. 

Tbe maooer In wblcb the** bllla are printed doea not denote tbe relative Importance 

ot acta nor tbelr protram pMlttooa 

An aaterlak (*) before name denotae act la doln( new turn, or reappearing after 

•baence from vaudeville, or appearlog In olty where Hated (or the flmt tlma 

^ 



KEITH CmCUIT 



NKW YORK CITY 
Keith'* ralace 

Bophie Tucker 
8un8hinc Girte 
Harry Kox 
Fred Ardalh Co 
l*aAqu%U Uros 
{Others to All) 

Keith's Rlveralde 

Odette Myrtll 
Frank Crumit 



Jack WItaon Co 
(Others to nil> 

FAB ROCKAWAY 

Coliimbia 

2d half 
Pederaon liroii 
llarrjr Green Co 
Nan llalperin 
(Others to nil) 

UiU>OKL,VN 

Keith's linshtTirk 



IIKRBBRT 



aOSBPH 



ASHLEY-DORNEY and CO 

UDOHKS • UANWAKINa, Beps. 



Kramer A Boyle 
Mme Dvpree Co 
(Others to flll) 

Keith's Slat St. 
Gautirr's Dogs 
Russell A Pierce 
Morman A Violin 
Orrsham Sinners 
Uc-rt Hanlon 
(0 Miles U'way 

Mas*' Brvadwar 
Bertram A^alen A A 
pothers to flll) 

Moss' Oollseam 

Wm .Smythe 
Al Shayne 
Princess Waliletka 
(Others to flll> 

2d half 
Kd LoTiry 
Dancing Wild 
Princess Wahletka 
(Others to mil 

Keith's Jefferson 

Royee Sis 
Bl Cleve 
(Others to flll) 

2d half 
Margaret Hegedus 
NIrk NacHs lt2l 
(Others to All) 

Moss' Fraaklla 
1st half 
Pederaon Bros 
Margaret Hedegus 
Bd I>owry 
(Others to (11!) 

Moss' Regent 
Sylvia Loyal 
Boyd Senter 
Mick Nacks 1»24 
XOthers to Oil) 

Id halt 
At Shayne 
XOthers to nil>/ 

Mm*' Ran|Ut*a 
Bab Anderson 
Vreda A Anthony 



Ted Irf>rralne Co 
Qeorg* Jeasrll 
Diamond A Bren'a 
(Others to flll) 

-Keith's Orpheum 

Pour Fords 
Martha Hedman 
Moran A Wiser 
Jack Benny 
Adains A I.itlyan 
Bert SljaiH? 
(Otncrs '.o flll) 

Keith's Creenpolnt 

2d halt (T-10> 
Thomas A Ilaymaa 
Howard A I.uckic 
L. M StoulenburgU 
(Others to flll) 

1st half (ll-li) 
FItsgibbons e M 
(Orhera to All) 

Zd half (U-m 
Genaro & Caverly 
(Others to flll) 

Keith's Proopect 

Id half (T-l*> 
Francis A Frank 
nragdon A M3r'scy 
C Hampton Co 
Jinimy LiU'*ss Co 
(Two te flH> 

1st halt (ll-llt) 
Cody A Lee 
(Others to AIO 

2d half (I4-IT> 
Fltiglbbona A M 
Sargent A Marvin 
Four Cameroas 
(Others to AH) 
ALBANY. N. V. 
Praetor's 
Mae Miller Co 
This Is Paris 
The Test 
(Two to fill) 
Id half 
Keo TakI A Tokl 
AJIman A Harvey 
Birdie Reeves 
Ona Munson Co 
(Two to flit) 



Omelal OcBtlat Is the N. T. A. 

DR. JULIAN SIEGEL 

1«03 Broadway (Putnam BIdg.l, N. I 

Tliii waek: Bob Albriikt anS Fell« RiiMr 



Dancing Wild 
(Others to flll) 

2d half 
Boyd Scnler Co 
(Others to fill) 

Proctor's lZ5th 8t. 

2d half (7-10) 
Tun<- In 

Kelly & nirni'gh'in 
(Othprn t.i fill) 

iBt hair (11-13) 
F A M n«le 
lOlida MorriM 
(OthcrH lo fill) 

2d h»lf (M 17) 
W'ir<'ie«iH Ship 
(OtlllTH to lill) 

Proctor's B:tth 8t. 

2d half (7-10) 
Whirl™ * Girli* 
Garry A llal'll 
Cae«:ir RivoJi 
Moore & I'^reed 
• Hilda A Co 
(One to nil) 

Ixt half (11-12) 
nragdon A Mor'spy 
(Others lo nil) 



ATLANTIC CITY 

Hippodrome 

A Friedland Co 

Kentucky S'naderrt 

Holmes A Lavrre 

W A J Mandell 

Bob Hall 

Ann Gray 

W Hale & Bro 

Young's Pier 

Ij.awton 

WAG Ahe.irn 
Powers l*jles>hHnt.<4 
Klaher A llurnl 
3 |)ia7 Sislor.4 

It.M.TIMORK 

Maryland 

llaxcl Moran 
Stuart A Olive 
HayneH A Heck 
Harry llulmnn Co 
Roye A May He/ 
Anger A Packer 
Ailecn Ht.inley 
(One to nil) 



THE PICKFORDS 

AI'taiST II— SIIKA'H, IlllKFAI.O 
Direction AI.F. T. WILTON 



2.1 hilf (1417) 
Kiihini A Rosa 
Willie Solar 
(Others to filll 

Prorlor's Mh Are. 

2il halt (7-10) 
Karl A P.ells 
Inglis A Winch'ter 
Newhoff A Phelps 
Fred Ardith 
(T.vo to lill) 

:d half (14 17) 
Clark Morr-11 
(Others lo nil) 

Prorlor's 23d 8t. 

2d half (7-10) 
Renee A ""laieass 
Kirby fc Uiival 
Boyd Henter Co 
((.(hers lo nil} 

Int half (ll-i:) 
Ruhinl & Uosa 
Willie Holar 
(Others to fill) 

2d half (14-17) 
Godfrey Ludlow 
Ilragdon A Mor'soy 
(Other.H to hil) 

IIBIGIITON nKTII 

New nrlglitoa 

Leo Beers 
Klela Bros 
Adelaide A Hu«h*s 
Ktppodrame OlrU 



BOSTON 
n. K. Keith's 

Hull A Ilibli.ird 
Jim MrWilllanis 
Walah A I<::ilis 
Geo Mcl''arlane 
The Rcmos 
Wright A Deilrioh 
Max York's Dogn 
Hancca Clownland 

Boston 

Clifford A Ilaili'y 
.lane Dillon Co 
Hilly MeDermolt 
Itilly Sharp Uev 
(One to flll) 

(Gordon's Olympiit 

(.Scollay Sq ) 
Hoggs A Welt.f 
J & K Jame..( 
Louis London 
ICanazawa .lapt 
(One to flll) 

tiordon's Olympiu 

(WaHhington SI ) 
Lorraine A. Rils 
Three Hon Bros 
(Three to ni!) 

BlirFAI.O 

flhr*'* 
The Piokfords 
Mwrrajr Oirl* 



Pilrer A Douglas 
Ifidwin George 
H Shirley Orch 
Kenton A Fields 
HIggins & Blossom 

CARIIOND'LK, PA. 
Irving 

.Shapiro A Jonlon 
(.Others to nil) 

2d half 
The Hramlnos 
(Others to nil) 

CINCINNATI 
Pnlare 

Sherman A Rose 
Kcctor A Pals 
Jeanette Childa 
Thank You Doctor 
Senator Murphy 
Tad Tieman's Orch 

CI.BVRLAND 

Palace 
Mulroy McN-ce A R 
Murdork Mayo & M 



(Three to nil) 

MONTBRAI. 
Imperial 

(Sunday opening) 
Rogers A Allen 
Bert Wilcox Co 
J A J Gibson 
Murray A Allen 
Sally Beers 
M A A Clarke 

MT. VKRNON. N.Y. 
Proctor's 

:d half (7-10) 
F Seeley Co 
Marcrline D'Arlny 
Jack WHson Co 
Frick_A Pope 
(Two 'to flll) 

1st half (I1-1S> 
Ooir A Bobby 
Jimmy Lucas Co 
(Others to All) 

2d half (14-17) 
Kane A Herman 
(Others to flll) 



Ted Clare Band 
Al Wohlmaa 
Three Longflelda 

Km* Ukertr 
Barney Carl ton A B 
Tommy Hoyee Co 
Wlllard 
Ruby Trio 
(Two to All) 

Sheridan Square 
Rosanka 

Hlosk A Corlnne 
W A M Selgfried 
Uronson A DeA 
(One to flll) 
2d bait 
Gehan A Garretson 
Joe Bennett 



(Others to All) 

td half 
BICMa 

Laogtord A rd'kj 
(Three to All) 

VTICA. N. T. 

OmiHr 

1st halt 
Sandell Sis Rer 
Wllaon A Larsen 
(Three to All) 

WA8HINOTON 
B. F. Keith'* 

Melsterslngers 
Frances Whits 
Marie Nordstrom 
Harry J Con ley Co 



YOU 



WILL PROBABLY 
KKCAI.L OI)K AD 
ON THIS PAUK 
FOUR WEEKS AGO 



KRFRRRINU TO THE 

QUICK ACTION 

obttuned for us by 

ALF T. WILTON 



TH I ft 
WEEK 



REGENT AND 
FAR ROCKAWAY 



ANAZON and NILE 

"A TK 

I'll 



IN 
■A TROPICAL ENCHANTMKNT" 



B« Surpriaed 
Where W* Are 



(w 



EXT 
WEEK 



CHAS. C. CBOWL, 
Wefttera Repreaeatatlve 



Pepito 

Whit»Sts 

O* Hanlon A 7. 

Bobby Randall 

Creole Fakh Plale 

Johnson & Baker 

Hippodrome 

Chrissie A Daly 
Moore A Mitchell 
La Paiva Co 
Samp.xell A Lconh't 
Lura. ISennett Co 

DAYTON 
B. F. Keith's 

Berg A Kngliah 
KroHlni 

Alma Mater Mary 
VV;iter.i *g I'.incer 
(One lo rtll) 
2d half 
Baei(ot'. A Sneldon 
Rice' AWcrner 
Lew lirice 
K IJriC'? Band 

DETROIT 

Temple 

l-:.snion(l A Grant 
V'ln lloven 



NEWARK. N. J. 
Proetar's 

Toto 

Alice Morley 
Robey A Oould 
F Famuwk Band 
Arttetic Treat 
(Others to All) 

OCEAN CITY, N..I. 

iUppodfoaae 
Urupree A Dupree 



COSTUMES Worth While 
JACK L. UPSHUTZ 

THKATKICAL COSTUME CO.. lae. 

I2S SeveaUi Ave.. New York; Bryaat IM4 

MARIE BRKIVOOKIJUR 



Del mar's Lions 
(Two to flll) 

PITTSF-LD. MASS. 
ralare 
1st halt 
Harry Gee Haw 
Runaway Fonr 
WUaon ft Strain 
(Two to All) 

SCHNECT'DY. N.Y. 
l*n»etor's 

Deyo TakI A Tokl 
Allman A Harvey 
Birdie Reeves 
Oaa Monson Co 
(One to flll) 
2d half 
Mae Miller Cn 
So This Is Paris 
The Test 
(Two to flll) 

SHEN.ANXFH, PA. 

Strand 

1st half 
Rialto Four 
(Others to flll) 

TOLEDO 
B. V. Keith'* 

BSKgott A Sbeldon 
Rice A Werner 
Lew nrice 
B Rrice Band 
(OneHo flll) 
2d half 
Derg A English 
Froaini 

Alma Mater Mary 
Waters "A Dancer 
(One to All) 

TRENTON. N. i. 
Capital 

Jim Grady 



Roger Williams 
The Flennings 

(Two to nil) 

WILDWOOD, N. J. 
Nlxoa 

Kugene Bmmett Co 
Benson Massimo Co 
(Throe to flll) 

2d halt 
Dupree ^ Dupree 
(Others to All) 

YONKERS, N. Y. 
Proctor's 

2d half (7-19) 
Martinette A Crow 
Eugene Bmmett 
S J Stephens Co 
Klein Bros 
Amera Tamer Co 
(Two to flll) 

1st halt (U-13) 
Clifton A Partner 
Lina Abartksnelle 
(Others to flll) 

Id half (14-17) 
Charel Thomee 
Ashley A Dorney 
(Others to fill) 

YOBK. PA. 

Opera Uaoae 

Grant A Feeley 
Will Higgle Orch 
(Three to flll) 

2d half 
Burke A Dvrkin 
(Others to flll) 

TOLNGSTOWN 
Hippadresae 

C A F Farrall 
Walter Maather 
Hskrry Down»» Ca 
(Other* to All) 



POLI CIBCUIT 

BRIDGEPORT 
Fait** 



Morgan WilUe Ce 
Itsn Roaain* Co 
(Others to flll 

tit hatf 
Dave A Tressie 
>Veston & Scbram 
(Others to All) 

Palar* 

Adams A Chase 



lat halt 
Oa the Nil* 
SPRINOPD. MA8S. 

Palaca 

Lasy Daisies 
Jules Black C:o 
Rome A Gaut 
General Plsaao 
Margie Carson 

2d half 
Rector A Barnctt 
Elly 



Qordoo A Qray 
(Three ta All) 

SUte-Uike 

(Buaday opening) 
Henry Hergnaaa 
Georgia Wood 
Nelaoa's Katlaad 
Maughn A Band 
■ddle Rosa 
r A O Walters 
Claudia Coleman 
(Two to All) 

CALOABT. CAN. 
Orpheum 

(Sunday opening) 
Julius Tannen 
Theo Westmsn Co 
Ibach's Band 
Margie C^oatea 
Mary Kelly 
Van Cello A Mary 

DENVER 
Orphegm 

(.Sunday opening) 
Harry Carroll 
NIemeyer A M'r^'n 
Jean Granese 
Richard Keane 
Burnt ft Partner 
Ward Bros 

DES MOINES, lA. 

Orpliewns 

Two Janaleys 

Hay den D'nb'r A H 



MILWAVKKB 

Talm— 

Robt Warwick Co 
Baaay Rubin Co 
Hnghle Clark Co 
Bart Fttsglbbons 
Fartanello A C 
Oraee Hayes 
Two Ohesai^ 

MIMNBAPOUS 

JleBaeplii 
(Sunday opening) 
C^amllla'a Birds 
Dixie Four 
Bdith Clasper 
Val Harris 
BAH Wheeler 
Marie Lo 

OAKLANB, CAU 
Orphean* 

(Sunday openlns) 
Fleeaon A Or'nway 
Phil Baker 
Parisian Trio 
Jean Morgan 
Realelli 
Mascot & Pony 

ST. PAUL 



Winifred A Lucille 

Mahoa A Cholet 

Leah 

Four Erettoa 

(T-v.i to flll) 



LewRloe 
D Rubiai Ca 
Lewi* ft Amea 
Melody Qlrl* 
Id half 
King Bros 
P A a Hall 
Abbott A White 
Stasliag F*et 
(One to All) 

AvrmM B 

N I.«stor Co 
Barrett A Farnnic 
Just Three Kids 
(One to All) 
Id half 



«d half 
Conrad Taflia 0», < 
Ke«»aedy ft n*^- 
Ko Ko CarmlviuT 

MILWAUKaq 

The Brylons 
Joyner A Fostw ' 
D Jarrett Co 
Reed A iia^ « 
Mantilla ft Seed 
Tunes ft Setp* 

HONTREftl, 

**^ 

Oorgallis Trio i 



A NOVBL OFFERING IN "ONE" 

BUSSEY and CASE 

DirecUoa THOMAS KENNEDY 



I^ove A Fire 
(Others to nil) 

BROOK lVn 
MetropoUliui 

Five Potleys 
Ulis A Clark 
Travcrs A Douglas 
Ward A Bnhlm.an 
Bars ban Orohs 

Fallan 
Maurice ft Qiflle 



DeVItt A Fletcher^ 
Lloyd A Qoodmaa 
Bann A Mallon 
Ambitions 

NEWARK ' 

Slate 
Lady Alice's Pet* 
Shuffle Along Fear 
N S Jerome C« 
Rita Oould 
Everybody Step 



A name that inspire* respect whenever it is mentioned in a ditcue- 
•ien relative to the Independent Vaudeville Booking Field. 

THE FALLY MARKDS VAUDEVILLE AGENCY 

1S79 Broadway chickerinq 5410-1-2 NEW YORK CITY 



Song ft Dance Rev 
(Two te All) 
2d hand 
Winifred A Lucille 
T..cah 

Four Brrettos 
(Two to Air) 

LOS ANOBLKS 
Hill Street 

Chain A Archer 
Doner ft Berkes 
Davis A Darnell 
Gordon ft Rica 
Niobe 



2d halt 
Two Jansleys 
Hayden D nb'r A H 
Song ft Dance R'V 
(Two to flll) 

SAN FRANCISCO 
Golden Gat* 

(Sunday opening) 
Anderson A Tvel 
i£err A W-^s'.on 
Jack Joyce 
Nick Cosier 
Jack Clifford 



Our version of "K. K. K.** 
Kleen - Klasay- Komedy 



KARLE anJ RGVFJN- 



Direction FRANK DONNELLY 



Stewart .Sis Band 
Orpbeaas 

Richard Beanett 

Johw Steele 
' atan Sta«l»y 

Bradley ft Hen'ssy 

BiU Rot>inaon 
■ Meriaa's Dogs 

Ben Merolt Band 
'Glataro 

KANS'S CITY, MO. 

Biaia Street 
Chevallier Bros 
Wright inincers 



When 

Playing 

Philadelphia 



JACK L. UPSHUTZ 

TAILOR 908 Wahrt SL 



Order 

Monday 

Finish 

Saturday 



Mohr A Eldridge 
Clark Morrell Co 
(Two lo flll) 
2d half 
Jim Grady 
Kugene Kmniett Co 
Benson Massimo Co 
(Two to flll) 
P.\TERSON. N. t. 
MuJeHtIc 




TIIF. WOMAN-HATERS' CLCB" 



Chas Pureell Co 
Ryan A Leo 
La IJernicia Co 
.lack Oaterman 
Kelly La Tell Tr 

IIA/.LKTON. PA. 

Feeley's 

2.1 half 
l.anfff .ril .V h'redU.s 
(Other.i lo nil) 

JF.ItSKY <1T% 

Stale 

2(1 half (7-10) 
ll.irry » Whitledije 
.•\shli'y A lioi'ney 
l.orner Girln Co 
(other.i to nil« 

I-t half (11-13) 
ICane A lleriTian 
((Mhers lo nil) 

2d ti.ilf (M-IT) 
Cody & I,ee 
floff A Kobl.y 
Jimmy l.uras f'j 
(Others to mil 

.lOIINSTOWN, PA. 
Majestic 

2d half 
Ro.sanka 
Block A Corienne 



id half (7-l»> 
F A M Dale 
.\lf Ripon 
(Others to flll) 

1st half (11-13) 
Water.i A Lawrence 
Ashley A Dorney 
(Others to lill) 

2d half (H-17> 
Arnold A Dean 
(; RIvoli Co 
(Others to flll) 

PIIILADKLPHIA 
B. F. Keilh's 

Van Horn A Inez 
II A K Call 
Harriet Kempel Co 
Mabel MeKlnley 
Jans A "Whalen 
11 Fagan's Orch 
Well..! Va A Weal 
Francis A Frank 

Kiirle 

Kharuni 
Kicks of 1924 
Hall A Dexter 
Terke-s Klolilla ltd 
(Two to flll) 

Nlinn 

lat hair 
Rl Col a 



STAR OF "PLAIN JANE" 



JOE LAURIE, Jr. 



Direction MAX HART 



W ft M S.-lgfried 
Ilr'ns'n A DeAngleo 
(One to nil) 



LANCASTER 

Colonial 

Ut naif 
The Hraniinoft 
Kialto Four 



PA. 



I.angford A Fd k« 
(Three to flll) 

piTTsiti itr.if 

Dnvl* 

Chlnko A Kauftnan 
Oliver A Olp 
Moore A Freed 
Huy Norton Co 



Ruth Budd 
Joe Towle 
Prof Nakae Co 
(Two to nil) 
2d half 
Dixie Norton 
M.abel Ford 
(Others to flll) 

If.\RTFORD 
Capitol 

Dave A Tressie 
Kennedy A I'aterj'n 
J C Mack Co 
Nad jah 
(Two to flll) 

2d half 
Burns Bros 
Mae Francis 
Lola White Co 
Kelly ft Knox 
(Two to fill) 

NKW IIAVKN 

I'nlaee 

Gordon ft Hcaly 



O'Rourke A J'ckson 
Cliooa' Fables 
(One to flll) 

WATKRBIRY 
PsUoe 

Burns Bros 
Mae Francis 
Kelly ft Knox 
Berchman's Orch 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Gordon A Hcaly 
Ruth Budd 
J C Mack Co 
Nadjah 
(One to flll) 

H1LKES-BARRE 

PoU'* 

(Scranton split) 
1st half 
Justa Three 
Larry Reilly 
Mann A Strong 
Newell A Mo.9t 






: "Growth 
is an 

: Expression 
:Of Efficiency 

, , What We Have Done for Others 
, . We t;an Do for You. 

:: ABE I. FEINBERG 

•160 Wett 46th Street, New York- 
• • Third Floor Bryant SG6t ' ' 

] ["Booking th* Beat in Vaudeville" 
♦-♦"»♦♦■»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ t« ♦»♦♦♦>»♦< 



Weston ft Schram 
I-ola White Co 
Dixie Norton 
Mabel Ford Co 
2d half 

Adams A Chane 
Kennedy A Taters'n 
Berchman's Orch 
Joe Towle 
I'rof Nakae Co 



Rainbow Girls 
WORCK.STKB 

Poll's 

Rector A Barnett 
Rlly 

O'Rourke A J'eksor 
Chooc' Fables 
(One to flll) 
2d half 
Lazy Daisies 
Margie Caraon 
Jules niack Co 
Rome A Gaut 
General I'isano 



.HCRANTON. PA. 

i-oir* 

(Wilkea B're split) 

OBPHEUM CmCUIT 

CHICAGO 
Palane 

(Hunday opening) 
t.a Vole ft L«ae 



Kirk A Collier 
Rlliott A La Tour 
H B Warner 
Taakatsu Oe 



Ray Conlin 

Odiva 

(Two to All) 



(Sunday opening) 
Faani: Brice 
, Ernest Ball 
Clyde Cook 
F ft N KaUy 
Fayre ft Payne 
Henry Regal 
Joe Feyer Band 

VANCOUVER. B.C. 
Orphewna 

Julius Tannen 
Lula McCor.nell 
Mary Kelly 
Ibach's Band 
Margie Coatea 
Van Cello ft Mary 

WINNIPEG 
Orpheuns 

Antique Shop 
Williams ft Taylor 
Out of Knickers 
Armnnd ft Percr 
Joe Brrtwnli.g 
(Cne to All) 



LOEW CIKCinT 

NEW YORK CITV 

State 
Alex Patti Co 
Rhodes A Watson 
Calls Bros 
Brown ft Rogers 



Clarence Wilbur 
Amoroa ft Jeanc^tto 
(Two to flll) 

2d half 
May McKay A Girls 
Murray ft MaddoK 



PAUL WHITEMAN>S 
ARCADIA ORCHESTRA 

Under the Direction of 
Ao..„.. ^'- MITCHELL 

ARCADIA. PROVIOEWCE. R. 1.. »M WEEK 



Coscia A VerdI 
Melody A Dance 

American 

Roletta Duo 
W Manthey Co 
Cliff Nasarro Co 
Neil MeKlnley 
(Others ta' flll) 

2d half 
Chas Reeder 
Blair ft Pen'gton 
Nora Kelly Co 
Haney's Rev 
Morton Bros 
Grey ft Harvey 
•Lewis A Ames 

Victoria 

King Bros 
Reynolds Trio 
W Newman Co 
Nora Kelly Co 
Haney's Revue 

2d half 
DePerrpn Trio 
Holfitn Duo 
Maxon & Brown 
.Shadowland 
(One to flll) 

IJnooln 8q. 
Rose ft Carlton 
Arthur Ashley Co 
John Oeiger 



Rule O'Brien A N 
(Three to flll) 

BeJancey .St. 
Morton Uros 
Clark I.«nore ft R 
P ft a Hall 
Toney Cornelia I 
Zasa Adrie Co 
(One to flll) 

2d half 
Maurice ft Girlie 
F A M Dale 
Nell MeKlnley 
Imperial Russ Rev 
(Two to flll) 

National 

Louis I.eo 
Rich ft Banta 
Grey ft Harvey 
Burns ft Byron 
Paramount Five 

2d half 
Playtime 
H Norcross Co 
Amoros A Jeanette 
Sie Tahan Co 
(Two lo flll) 

Orpheam 

DePerron Trio 
M McKay Girls 
H Norcross Co 



Otis Mif CHELL 

and MARYLAND HINC.RRS 

Hea<liining on Keith Circuit 

Singing Hnulhem Rongs of the Hlxlle* 

DireeUon IIARRy WEBER 



Naomi ft Briz Nuts 
(One to flll) 
2d half 
T.ouis Leo 
Itlch A Bint* 
Toney Cornetta J 
Zssa Adeie Co 
(One to flll) 

Oreele/ Sq, 
Pla/Uaae 



Swift ft Kelly 
Aixsling Feet 
2d half 
Reynolds Trio 
Anderson A Gr.Tve.i 
Three Rounders 
W Manthey Co 
(One to nil) 

OiMilevard 
P*t*ra a L*BluS 



Stevens A T.aure! 
Abbott A White 
Nina Bacon ft F 
(One to flll) 
2d half 
Rose ft Carlton 
Burns ft Byron 
Naomi ft Co 
(Two to flll) 

Gate* Avr.^ 
Three Roumlers 
Anderson ft Graves 
Maxon ft Brown 
.Hie Tahan Co* 
(One to fln) 

2d half 
Peters A LeBluR 
John Oeiger 
W Newman Co 
Swift ft Kelly 
Melody Girls 

PaUaee 
Helen Miller 
Goldle ft Beatty 
R Barrett Co 
V Ruckrr Co 
(Oae to AH) 

Zd half 
N Lester C» 
Barrett ft Farnom 



OTTAWA, CAR. 
Ix>ew 

Barle A Matthew* 
Marion Clare 
Seminary Araadala 
Sam B Mann 
LeClatr & Sampaoa 
PAUSADES. N. i. 
Bollinger A R'nolda 
Arrowsmiths 
Turelli's Circus 

PROVIDENCE. R.I. 
Emery 

LeVeaux 

LaPaa ft Basted* 
O P Wilson 
Movie Masque 
(One to flll) 

2d half 
Gordon ft Delmar 
Innis Bros 
Dance Varietiea 
(Two to All) 

8PBTNOF*D, MASa 
Bread waj 

Gordon ft Delmar 
Inai* ^ros 
Dance Varietiea 

J ==l!!g 



Jos. B. Stanlej and Co. 

Dlrectloa FHIL MOBBH 



A Ashley Co 
Love A Fire 
(One to flll) 

Bialto 

Mora A Reckless 2 
Johnson Bros ft J 
A ft L Barlow 
Nace ft Carlisle 
Warren A O'Brien 
Shannon ft Van II 
Flashes Songland 

BOSTON 

Orpheam 
Preston A Tsobel 
Mills A Kimball 
Stingy Co 
Mallon ft Cass 
Tong Wong Co 
(One to flll) 

BUFFALO 

State 
Howard Nichols 
O'Brien ft Josep'ne 
Barr Mayo ft R 
Rorao A BollAn 
P Shelly Boys 
LONDON, CAN. 
Ix>ew 
Four Nightons 
Irving A KIwood 
Nelson A Barry 



(One to All) 

td halt 
LeVeaux 

LaPan ft Basted* 
O P Wilson 
(One to nil) , 

TOBONTO 
ToBg* St. 

Downey ft Clarldg* 
Milton Berle 
Caverley ft Wald ' 
Clark .% VlllanI 
Hyatt's I.«ds ft b 

WASHINGTON 

Strand 
Th* Gilberts 
Murray ft Train 
Kramer ft Breea 
Wilson ft Hayes 
Etchings from UM 

WHITE PLAim 

State 

Carey Bannon A It 
Bacon A Kgfs 
Burke A Durkia 
H Kinney Co ' 

(One to flll) 

2d half 
H Kinney Co t 

(Others to flll) 



SpetHattv Designed CI OTHES 
Ready to Wear V^'-'V-^ * * iM,»m 



BEN ROCKE 



1632 Broadway, at 50th St., N. Y. City 



FARTAOES 

TORONTO 

Piuititges 

(9-J6) 
Two aternarils 
Dave A Wood 
Bloaaom West 
Harvard W'fr'd A It 
Luck A Cinn 

HAMILTON 

Paiilages 

Manilla pros 
Kennedy A Kr'rncr 
Valentine Vox 
Spencer A Williams 
Jlmmle Rlldea Co 

CHICAGO 

Chatenti 

1st halt 
Hob Hob A Hohbie 
Thomas ft Williams 
Carniody Dancers 
D'nham A OMalley 
Carl Rosini Co 

MINNEAPOLIS 

Panlnges 
(.lunday opening) 
Ilehee A Hassan 
Maureen Rnglln 



CIRCUIT 

American Dance R 
(Two to flll) 
BRGINA, CAN. 
Pnnlages 

(11-13) 
(.Same bill plsy* 
Saskatoon li-l»l 
Zuthor 
Foley Four 
Wheeler A Poller 
Moore A Fields 
Revue Heart 
CAIXiARY. OA* 
Pnnlages 

Geo Moore ^ 

Rossilto A Co 
Family Kord 
Marian A Ja.*>n 
Kan Ca.slar's Ban'] 
SPOKANK. W^ 

Panlnges 
Unusual Three 
Kelley A Brown 
Twin Beds 
Kraft A l.iinonl 
Leo M»r.'4hall It • 
8KATTLK 
Pantages 
Davis ft I'ello 



on .M 
Uan<H 

rAsiV 



Wednesday, August 6. 1924 



VARIETY 



yiU«r A C»pm»» 
Ciecollnl 

TAMCODVEH, B.C. 
raotacea 

jtronM * BTtiy" 
Hal Johnson Co 
R A B nrlll 
B'way Entertalntra 

Vamlrvllle 

I, * H Preyer 
lr»ne Trcv. tie 
Meyers & Hnaford 
Iv*r«i!ts Monkeys 
Tauth 

TAOOMA 

rantaffcs 
Hart's Holland* 
M'Or»fvy & Peter* 
Bohemian Ni<hla 
Bmllh & Allnian 
Chief Blue Cloud 
rOBTIJVND, OBK. 

rantores 
The Davlda 
Markell A Oay 
De Maria FW« 
Robert McKlra 
lielghlon P A J 
Rose Krc«T Four 

TBAVKL 
(Open week) 
Cannon A l<ee 
Patrice A Sullivan 
Pkerrl Rev 
Downing A Tluddy 
Jarrow 

Joe Fanton Co 
SBAN FRANCISCO 



rantasM 

(Bunday opening) 
pterlot * Scbfleld 
Buddy Walkvr 
The Magleya 
Will" A Robblns 
Iforo Caatle Orch 
I^S ANOBLBS 
raataK«s 
- (Bunday opening) 
Beddingtona 
Morth A South 



RHt* Mix Co 
iCIIflord A Marlon 
MMftai'a Folllea 
L^Prance Bros 

DBNVm 

Pantacea 

Balmua Irmo Jk M 
Seymour A (-unard 
Chaa KeatInc Co 
8tateroom;i» 
Tonle Gray Co 
Du Barry 6 

COI^. «PRINfiH 
Pantagea 

(11-13) 
(Sam* bill playa 
Pueblo 14-lG) 
Purcclla At Ramsey 
nen Nee One 
I^aRoaita Co 
Oriental S'nadera 

KANSAS CITY 
Pantafca 

Sherwln Kelly 
Krirot'le A Herman 
Wells A Rclair 1 
Francla Renault 
Tllyou & Bog.-rs 

DAiaM%S, TKX. 
Pantacca 

Jackaon Troupe 
McCarthy Slstera 
Nolan Lcory Co 
Kennedy * Reeves 
Henry Catllano 
MRMPHIS 
Pantages 
Dorothy I-e\vls 
Wigginsville 
Bayes A Smith 
Adair ft Adair 
TOLBnO, o. 
Pantasea 

The Rlos 
(Tasson A Klem 
Jos Bernardl Co 
Jack Strnuse 
Ahearn A Bond 
COLl'MBl'S, O. 



C«ITUARY 



Mary's Pony 
Casper A M'risey 



i 



Ulllan Gonne 
R6y I^ Pearl 
Beau B A L. Fair 

SAN DIEGO 

Pantagca 
Wllle Bros 
JUtl ft Kern 
Vasler ft Lusby 
Traps 

-■•Bder A Armstr'g 
Janet Adler's Band 

U>NCI BEACU 
Hart 

tngerine Unit 
SALT IJiKK 
Paatecaa 

Wlaala A Dally 
D ft C Henry 

)lanan A Moore 
Unas BelinOBt PI 
I White Kahna 
Haawl BIstcra 

OODKN, VTAH 

Ttrntrngtm 

CaTInc ft Oould 



The Act That ImproTa* With Aga 

THE GOLDEN BIRD 

Presented by LORRAINE BVON 

th« Ctiarming Violinist 

Booked aoll4 untU Angoat 

Direction Ferdi* Mayer, Simon Agcy. 



Kajiyama 
P*rman« A Shelly 
aauller'a BrIckl'erM 
Donna Darling 

INDIANAPOLM 

Louise ft Mitchell 
Fenwick Waters 
'Versatile Stepsers 
Whitfield ft Ireland 
Lieut Thotlon 

DETBOIT 
BfSmt 

Sawyer & Bddy 
Burns ft Foran 
Br'd'rtck Felson Co 
Lvcllla Benstead Oo 
Barly A Laight 
ITyeno Japa 



Little Toshl 
Lonnle Naee 
Sherrl Rev 
Carl Mcrullougb 
Four Tellerona 



WESTERN YAUSEYim: 



CHICAOO 



s Katland 
McDaaald ft Oakes 
fahnay'a New Car 

Trovato 

riT* Maxellos 



A ft M Havel 

Hill's Circus 
(Three to fill) 
Id halt 
Belma Braats 
Mabon ft Cholet 
Lane ft Harper 
7 Brown Oiria 



KELTON 



Trip to Danceland 
(Others to fill) 

iDNMBAPOUS 

Seventh St. 
Koore ft shy 
T»«k A Toy 
Orpheum Comedy 4 
Village Follies 
*llfr Clark 
iWonder Oirl 
!(OBe to fill) 

HILWAUKEB 

Majeatle 

^flr* A Walker 
idy McPherson 

[slland A Do'krlll 

nil Utah 
Humphreys A Band 
\Thrtc to fill) 

•OCKKORD, Itl,. 

Palnee 
»ish Rector ft T 



Novelle Bros 
(One to fill) 
SO. BBND, IND. 
Palac« 

Novelle Bros 

A II Mallotte 

Lane A Harper 

Amac 

(One to fill) 

ta half 
A H Mallotte 
Bernard A Townes 
Tucker's Circus 
(Two to fill) 

ST. LOlilS 
tirand 

Bicknell 

Frederick ft Hope 
Sydellc ft Spottie 
Tenneasee Five 
Pierce ft Ryan 
Irving's Midgets 
(One to BID 



CHICAGO KEITH CIECUIT 



DETROIT 
l*S«IIe tiardens 
Jean MIddlcton 
Lytellc A Fant 
^'Tucker A Band 
<Two to nil) 
2il half 
We Three CJirls 
Barney (iiimere Co 
T A A Wuldman 
H Nawrot A Hoys 
lOne to nil) 

WAVNE, IND. 

I'alaee 

Isann He T,an<lnu.r 
H Stn.Marri Hnnil 
Wne 1(1 nil) 

;:il hult 
Arnaut Urns 
f^tell ft Kant 

One tn nil) 

INDIANAPOLIS 

Palace. 

t»ul'l A Hasrh 
ose Maura CJo' 



ahnttui'.: .■; O'NIcl 
(Two to fill) 

LOriSVILLR, KT. 
National 

The Waltons 
Alexander ft Peggy 
J R Gordon Co 
LnnK A Haley 
Inlor-ColleKinns 

TKRRE ll'TK. IND. 
Ubrrty 

riusrh .t Joy 
John Olins <'o 
(One In fill) 
WINDSOR, CAN. 

Capitol 
Raymond Pike 
H llllmorc Co 
H Nawrol A Unys 
(One to Ml) 

Zd half 
Rartram A Haxton - 
Cotton Pickers 
ITWO to fill) 



FRANK WILLIAMS 

Henry Palmer, actor and song 
writer, known profeHslonally as 
Frank WlUiams, di«d at Kings 
County Hospital Aug. 1, succumb- 
ing to a heart attack. He was 
buried from his late residence, 11 
St. Mark's i,Iace, Brooklyn, Mon- 
day, with interment in the family 
plot at Holy Cross cemetery, 
Brooklyn. 

Palmer, born In Brooklyn, was 
32. While a newsboy at Fulton 
street and Elm place, Brooklyn, he 
appeared tn amateur night contents 
in various theatres In the borough 
and later drifted into the profes- 
sional ranks. During his appear- 
ace with several partners he 
showed an apt'tude for song 
writing, and when his vtTlce went 
back on him some yeai^ ago re- 
tired from the show business to 
write songs. Among his recent 
compositions are "The Four-Leaf 
Clover My Mothe. Brought Over 
from Ireland," which he wrote in 
collaboration with William Jerome, 
and "Mickey Donahue." 

Palmer was single and in sur- 
vived by two brothers and three 
sisters. He had lived with an i;n- 
married brother at the above ad- 
dress. 

HARVEY LIPP 

Harvey Lipp of Lipp &■ Croes, op- 
erating five theatres in Battle Creek, 
Mich., died July 29 at Nichols Hos- 
pital, following an operation for ap- 
pendicitis. He was 45 years old and 
leaves a mottter, brother and two 
sisters, all living In Chicago. Prior 
to engaging in the theatre business 
he was with the Barnum &' Bailey 
circus, and was also a singer in 
vaudeville. 



"dead line" for a settlement the 
P. M. A. would not have split. That 
an arbitrary date was not vital may 
be seen from the slowness of pre- 
paring new shows for next season. 

Last week the ro'jnd robins were 
released from the pledge not to ac- 
cept closed shop. The group is 
stated not to have been an or- 
ganization, tiUt ratlv^r a caucus to 
decide on policy. Its members will 
remain in the P. M. A., which, ap- 
parently, will continL'e, although 
the members produce as inde- 
pendents, while the K. P. A. n.em- 
bers will likely leave the P. M. A. 
— either by resignation or expul- 
sion. The main problem concerns 
the money- in the P. M. A. treasury 

The round robin managers in i> 
ducing as independents say thu; 
will proceed along those lines until 
a specific agreement is made with 
Equity. Under the terms of the 
80-20 plan, both the Shubert faction 
and Equity must be in accord In 
an agreement made with the P. M. 
A. The return of Lee Shubert from 
Europe this month may result in 
a change in the present t ituatlon, 
as he is supposed to dominate the 
M. P. A. 

Position of Fidelity 

The position of Fidelity players is 
somewhat uncertain. It is pre- 
sumed that some at least will Join 
Equity, while, it is expected, others 
will await the outcome of the legal 
proceeding's against the 80-20 
.agreement. There is no change in 
the plan to present Fidelity's side 
of the argument in court In Oc- 
tober. A Fidelity meeting on the 
situation will probably determine 
its course. 

Fidelity's course of action may be 
lent direction by that of the sev- 
eral managers who have declared 
themselves dissatisfied with the 
situation, saying they will not pro- 
duce under closed shop, but prefer 
to await further developments. 



EQUITY CONTRACT TO HAYS 



MRS. EDMUND GER60N 
(Katherin* Kirany) 
Mrs. Edmund Gerson, 71, formerly 
Katherine Kiralfy, sister of the Ki- 
ralfy brothers, died July 28 in a pri- 
vate sanatorium at Stamford, Conn. 
Mrs. Gerson had been a patient at 
the sanatorium for 23 years and is 
survived by her two children. 



CHARLES A. PRUE 

Charles A. Prue, 77, former cir- 
cus acrobat, dfed July 81 at New- 
port, Vt. 

His specialties were tumbling, 
trapeze and horizontal bar work, 
in which be was considered the best 
of his time. 

For the last 40 years he had been 
employed by railroads. 



CHRIS HAFFNER 

Chris Haffner, for 20 years sec- 
retary of the Lee County Fair As- 
sociation, Donnellson, Iowa, died 
July 31 at the Graham Hospital, 
Keokuk, Iowa, as the result of 
blood poisoning following an oper- 
ation. 

He was 57 years old and was one 
of the best known fair secretaries 
in southeastern Iowa. 



The mother of the Morton-Jewell 
company (Lew, Jane and Ann) died 
suddenly July 29 at Colomlw, Mich. 
Heart disease was responsible. The 
remains were cremated in Colomba 
and taken to her home in Seattle 
by the children for burial. 



EQUin'S SEMI-VICTORY 

(Continued from page 11) 
stick together, figuring managers 
could not get along without them. 
That situation' was never given n 
test as the "strike" Itself was per- 
haps the most t*rld in labor annals. 
An active strike might have termi- 
nated with many disgruntled mem- 
bers out of the Equity. 

Equity appears to have been 
smart enough not to steam things up. 
But it missed calculations by a mile 
in assuring members there would 
be no strlkp and that the managers 
would not dare to permit shows tq 
close. 

Equity missed again in believ- 
ing it could force the round robins 
into the M. P. A. That group or 
rather its Individual members 
stated time and ag.-iin they would 
not affiliate with the Shufcerts. 
R-ather than do so they admit de- 
feat and have accepted closed tihop 
by the independent route. 
P. M. A. Muddle 

EquMy was a party to the splif- 
tln^- of the P. M. A., .and it in Iok'- 
c.'il to assume it will be a party in 
stiai(,'htf ning out the muddle now 
o- later on. Kqiiity .icceptcd the 
Shubert proffer without caring' th.-it 
the Shiiberts desired peace In >.rdor 
to bring about a de.-il vith Wall 
Street, while those managers af- 
filiated with the Khuherts did not 
know the reason for signir.g, or If 
they did, they did not oare. It is 
likely that had Equity eilendcd its 



STOCK NOTES 

(Continued from page 15) 
Samuel Geneen, previously asso- 
ciated with Fred Mclsaac in several 
legit productions, has leased the Or- 
pheum, ' Paterson, N. J., for stock. 
He is assembling a company to be 
known as the National Art Players 
to open Labor Day with "Six-Cylin- 
der Love." 



The Maylon Players will relight 
the Auditorium, Spokane, Wash., for 
stock Aug. 10. 

Harry O'Neil has withdrawn from 
the Copely Square stock, Boston. 



Pierre Watkia has loined the 
Woodward Players. Detroit. 



(Continued from Page 19) 

men, a husky, picked one of the 
women up, held her over his head 
and then threw her a short dis- 
tance where she struck the base of 
a lamp, which toppled over on her. 
This woman had her back broken, 
and it was stateti is being ttiken 
care' of at present by the Actors' 
Fund. 

Luncheon and Dirfner Hour 

Matter of the luncheon and dinner 
:.our was also discussed. It was as- 
serted that some directors only al- 
lowed their people IS to 20 minutes 
for a meal, and that this time was 
not given at any regular hour dur- 
ing the day, but only when the di- 
rector cared to do so. It was claimed 
that extras were paid for working 
after six in the evening while the 
supporting cast had to work some- 
times 17 hours a day, and this 
would happen three days running in 
many instances. 

Discussing the subject of the vari- 
ous forms of contract that are is- 
sued by the different companies, it 
was brought out that In every case 
seven working days constituted a 
week, and that no extra pay would 
be made for Sunday and holidays, 
and the contract provided that no 
pay was to be given for these days. 
Claims were made that a picture 
would Mart on Saturday and the 
ca3t would work eight days for seven 
days' iiay and had no redress. It 
was also declared that through this 
method of operation where people 
were compelled to work day and 
night they performed two and three 
weeks' work in one and were only 
paid for one week. It was also stated 
that actors would be called and get 
on the lot at 8 a. m. and under the 
contract laid aroilnd for several 
hours and then were told no work 
would be done on the pay, even 
though they had been in muke-up 
all the time. 

Matter of Cut Salaries 

Also discussed was the matter of 
keys not being furnished the actors 



is being sJven a stock presentation 
this week by the Poll Players, Hart- 
ford, Conn. 

The play is scheduled for repro- 
duction as a le«lt attraction by a 
new producing company now being 
formed In New York. 



Edith Kins succeeded Isabello 
Lowe as leading woman with the 
Lyric Players, AtlaLta. Miss Xowe 
is returning to legit in "Issy," whicb 
George Broadburst is producing. 



Ehldie O'Connor has been appoint- 
ed stage manager for the John B. 
Mack Players, opening next week 
at Lynn, Mass. 



Edna Preston will play leads with 
the new Carroll stock at the Fifth 
Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 



Willis Claire is leaving as leading 
man with the Bainbridge Players at 
the Shubert, Minneapolis, and will 
enter vaudeville. 



Selmar Jackson returned to the 
Jefferson Players at the Jefferson. 
Birmingham, Ala., after having made 
a flying trip to Boston, where her 
brother is 111. Miss Jackson re- 
mained until he bad passed the cri- 
sis. 



Leo Curley has been added to the 
Proctor Players, Troy, N. Y. 



Kay Hammon has been signed for 
the stock reopening Labor Day at 
the St. James, Boston. 



"The Mantle of Lincoln," by Test 
Dalton, was given a showing last 
week by the stock at the Garfield, 
Indianapolis 

Virginia Richmond is with the 
Richard Morgan Players at Whaiom 
Park, Fitchburg, Mass. 



Frances Williams has joined the 
Hartford, Conn., stock. 



The Winnipeg stock began its 
I9th consecutive season at the Win- 
nipeg, Winnipeg, Canad.'i, thiH week 
with "The Cat and the Canary" as 
the bill. 

The stock holds the long-distance 
r*c(.i<l for consecutive appearances 
nf the same stand in the stock field. 

The entire roster of last season's 
company has been retained. 



•Taint HcArt," by Philip Dunning, 



Eddie Waller and Jean Oliver, 
leads of the Berkell PUyers at Eng- 
lish's, Indianapolis, will open a 
stock company of their own for the 
winter season at Toledo, Ohio, about 
the middle of September, 

BREAK OF SYNMCATES 

(Continued from page 13) 
the producers have had was Mon- 
day night, when the receipts all 
along Broadway showed an increase 
of from )300 to $500 for quite a f^w 
of the attractions that have not 
been doing capacity, this going for 
some of the musicals as well as 
the dramatics. 

Those still on the street fope 
that that boost in receipts is gbing 
to make it possible for them to 
hold on when the flood of new ones 
come In and those that are coming 
in take It as a sign that the public 
is hungry for tleatrlcal amusement 
again and they are bending all their 
energies to get in In advance of the 
ethers if possible. 

Buys and Cut Rates the Same 

There has been little change in 
the buys and cut rates, the latter 
being the only en<" that has shown 
any change, an 1 that is a cut from 
the IS attractions that were listed 
to 10 that are offered this week. 
The buys remain the same, num- 
bering three all together. The 
brokers have not made any deals 
for the new shows coming in next 
week, although It looks as though 
they will be asked to buy for at 
least three out of the five new ar- 
rivals. The three that will possibly 
get buys are "Dancing Mothers," 
"Morjorie" and "The Other Girl," 
with the latter show conceded to 
have the best chance. 

The three mi sicals still contlnu- 
liif in the buys are "Scandals" 
(Apollo), "Kid HoGtB" (Carroll) and 
"The Follies' (New Amsterdam). 
In the cut latcs Uie shows offerfd 
tliis week were "liegrar on Horso- 
h.-icK" (Rroadhurst), "FuHhion" 
(Cort), "White Cargo' (Daly's), 
"Kwctnfy Todd' (t'inzet), "Fata 
.Vornana' (Cirrick), "Keep Kooi ' 
(C.Iobe), "Plain Jane" (Harris), 
".Strjinge Bedfellows' (MiHe ), "The 
Wonderful Visit' (Princess), and 
"Innocent Eyes" (Winter Ortixlen). 



to dressing rooms, and th.it when 
thefts occurred during their absenoe 
no responsibility could be placed on 
the studio. Also that directors and 
producers would engage actors at 
cut salaries by promising them they 
would be used for another picture 
immediately, or that they would be 
featured and not fuinillng these 
promises. Claims were made that 
one actor Imd been engagetl for a 
picture and after reporting every 
day for four weeks was finally given 
two weeks' work only. Also com- 
plained of was actors going on loca- 
tion and not drawing salary until 
the director actually started on their 
scene. 

10 Percent Commiition 

Allegations were made on both oc- 
casions to Mr. Hays that studios 
were making a habit of obtaining 
people through 10 percent agencies, 
despite they had their own casting 
directors and knew the work and 
ability of most of the people en- 
gaged in this way. It was asked 
that the studios do their own cast- 
ing, as practically eveiT type and 
character is registered with the 
casting director and little dlfllculty 
would be bad in getting people they 
wanted without subjecting them to 
the agents. 

It was declared that one actor was 
compelled to pay three agents 10 
percent each for the same job. 
Claims were made that actors known 
at studios should not be compelled 
to apply for work through agencies, 
but no objection would be made to 
agencies getting work for people 
unknown at studios. 

The contract handed pays re- 
quests that a 48-hour week be tbe 
basis on which the actors and pro- 
ducers get together and discuss. It 
is said that though Equity does not 
expect the ^V-hour week it would 
be willing if a cointract called for B4 
hours. 

Another clause covers the matter 
of naming tbe starting day in the 
contract mode between actor and 
producer, and that work begin abotlt 
the day named or within three days 
«r so of that time, but that no in- 
deflnite starting p«riod should be 
allowed. It Is said the big salaried 
actors object to the present way of 
setting the starting time, as in some 
inatanoes they are compelled to wait 
long periods to begin and must turn 
down oCfers, as they do not know 
when they will be free from their 
working contract. 

Kquity does not ask Hays, it Is 
said, that the contract be an entirely 
KquHy proposition, but 'claim they 
would like a standardised form. 
Time Limit to Notify 

Other clauses of the contract pro- 
vide that not later than midnight 
can a producer or director notify an 
actor they will not be needed the 
next day. In this case the work- 
ing time will be credited the pro- 
ducer to be used during the current 
week as he sees fit. On the matter 
of overtime oVer the stated number 
of hours the actor Is to work, the 
contract provides that remuneration 
be left to arbitration. 

Fay beginning from the time ac- 
tors start from the studio for loca- 
tion and until the time they return 
to the studio is asked, instead of the 
present method of paying when they 
actually begin work and complete it 
on location. 

' Another clause asks that written 
notice be given the artist at the 
time they complete their part in a 
picture, as should it come in a mid- 
dle of the week no argument would 
come about with respect to the time 
the performer put In on the set, and 
he' would be paid accordingly. 

Same Re«al<e Salary 
Also asked is that the same sala- 
ries be paid for retakes as are paid 
f<n- the original "shots." This, ','( Is 
claimed, would prevent actors from 
holding up producers in case a re- 
take is necessary after the picture 
has been completed. 

One of the final paragraphs pro- 
vides that producers can rearrange 
scenarios after they have gone into 
production with respect to cutting 
and revision, providing It does not 
Interfere with the length of time the 
actor works. It Is claimed that 
should ^n actor be enraged for three 
weeks and then tbe scenario be re- 
vised , BO that he only would work 
three days, that he be paid for the 
full time engaged. 

Hays, before leaving here it Is 
said, Informed Nowell th.it certain 
of the complaints made to him would 
tiring about immediate rectiflratton, 
but m.'ide no comment on the mat- 
ter of the contract. Hays <lropi>ed 
no word of the meeting with the 
Kquity representative prior to leav- 
ing. Nowell a(lmitte<Vhe had a con- 
ference with Hays and also that 'c 
had fciven the latter the teniaUvC 
coitrnct to Ice* over tuwJ approve. 



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VARIETY 



Wedneaday, August 6, 1924 



!«. 



15 YEARS AGO 



r'f'«' (Culled from the hack Filet of Varictj/ and "Clipper") 

j ' It was at this time that the lat« Bert french and Alice Ela (Mrs. 
I French) introduced their "Vampire'' dance at the Fifth Avenue. It was 
I jDOmmonted the afTair was scnsatlpnal In.tl)^ extreme and left the audience 
i fraaplnf!:. A description of the feminine costume mentioned fleshllngs, 
' silver cloth Bklrt nearly to the knees, etc., and still called It daring (for 
those days). 

Percy Weinrlch and Dolly Connolly had just formed as an act. Opening 
ht Atlantic City, Ibee (Jack Pulaski), then the A. C. correspondent for 
1 Variety, said In his review upon their appearance a new hit act was born 
to vaudeville. 



The Great Northern, Chicago, always regarded as a "syndicate" house, 
announced a policy for this season whereby a number of Shubert attrac- 
tions would be used, and also said that they'd be wide open for any show 
coming along. 



Bcott Small, for 20 years press agent for Cincinnati's Coney Island and 
the Grand Opera House, was appointed safety director of the city at an 
$8,0<)0 annual salary, with control of the police and fire departnaenta. The 
ealary was then looked on as $25,000 would be today. 

Tn the Variety advei^tlsenr.ents of the day the name of Buster Keaton, 
of the Three Keatons, was prominent. It was announced that he'd be 
"old enough" in October, meaning the Keatons would no longer have to 
Xear "the society." 



It was also announced In an ad In the same Issue that Al Jolson had 
t>e«n held ove. for a second week at the New Brighton. He. was then 
doing two-a-day, and spotted next to closing; 



tt'he song hits of the day were "My Wife's Gone to the Country," "Gee, 
fcut There's Class to a Girl Like You," "I Love My Wife, but Oh! You Kid," 
."Just One Sweet Girl" and "Ylprl-A^dy-I-Ay." 



INSIDE STUFF ON LEGIT 



(Continued from page 14) 

were foetered by them. Jasper Deeter, who was with the original "Em- 
ptror Jones" company, 1b the founder of the Hedgerow. This playhouse 
yOM In for the futuristic stuff. 

J. K. Nicholson. Joint manager with Joseph Lawren of the ^tock which 
tlosed at Miislc Hall, Lewlston, Me., after two weeks, declares that he 
fependB his summers with stock companies "by way of a lark." The rest 
Of the year he Is at Columbia University, where he teaches dramatics 
OJid playwrighttng. 

A cut-rato system was used in the English theatres during the middle of 
Uie ntneteenh century, it being a straight one-half admission fee that 
prevailed about an hour and a half after the performance started, This 
14 shown by an old program hanging In the Wiillaic Morris ofDce, the 
lirogram being of the old Princess in London, which Charles Kean ran and 
{irhlbli was devoted, fof the most part, to Shakespearean i>roduetioni . 
The ehows began at 7 o'glock and a notation on the prcgram announced 
that as near o'clock as possible, without inteiruptlon to the perform- 
(nc«, th» half prices would go {nto cffeict. 



An American agent, with S:ngllsh connections, says that now "early 
floors" are maintained and those in lltie, this line differentiated from the 
regular ticket qireue, are admitted long before show time. Once these 
floors are closed, ^ad the ropst apots populated, the regular fee prevails. 



A report is floating aUouti that with the Appearance of nornarr McFad- 
den's New York afternoon daily ther* will be a boom on for McFadden 
as another Presidential candidate, but on what ticket isn't made known. 
McFadien intends to have himself nominated, according to the story. 
To operate a 9inkle-ba,hd9d candidacy of that character is apt to prove 
expensive, fcut McFadden may charge the expense up to publicity, under 
thp imtiresslori the gag will l)e 51 good advertising one for himself, his 
physical culture course and his papers. • ' • 



Lester Longergan, It Is understood, will take over 
"whatever productions William Harris, Jr., will make 
the shoes of Ilobert Milton, now producing on his own. 



the direction of 
this year, filling 



Ivy Troutman has given up thought of the stage, and become a painter, 
living In Paris with her husband, Waldo Pierce. Mr. Pierce Is a famous 
•rtlst. V . 



The recent craze of the New York dallies ani the highbrow magazines 
for expresslonlstk caricatures of the leading theatrical lights has raised 
nikOro than one howl. The artists, among whom are Hans Stengel and 
John Decker, sell their work to the papers. 

eo far, the "Herald-Tribune" has used more than any other. Upon 
t^rlntlng a cartoon of a famous manager last year, his press agent was 
forced to get hold of the artist and bring him to the theatre for a con- 
ference with the caricatured (and injured In feelings) manager. Decker, 
BO the story goes, drew a cf.rlcature of Florence Ueed, which she saw and 
tore up. Immediately he did another sketch of her, even more bitter in 
tone than the first, and was successful In placing It for publication. 



A reporter from one of the dailies called on LoUewlck Vroom, as.slatant 
managlncr director of the Charles Frohman company, for a story last 
week. When the scribe left, he took Vroom'?- $5' straw iind'Jeft a Truly 
■^N^arner. 1 

It took a city editor's influence to get the hat back. 



In the cast of George IJroadhurst's comedy. "Izzy." which has been 
adapted from the "Izzy I.skovitch" stories of. CSoorge Handolph Chester, 
all the actors and actresses, with but one exception, will be of the Jewish 
faith. The exception is Isabel Lowe. 



Mr. and Mrs. Maclyn Arbuckle came down from their summer home at 
Waddlngton on the St. Lawrence River to attend the premiere of "Janice 
Meredith," at the Cosmopolitan last (Tuesday) night. Mr. Arbuckle 
has one of tlie principal roles, while his wife is In a minor part. It 
marks Mrs. Arbuckle's debut on the screen, hhe being n non-professional. 



One woman around the Sclwyn theatre is popular with the troupe b.ncU 
stage. She is Carrie Graham, an Kngllshwoman. one of the old Tllller 
girls, but at present chapcrone of the English girls In the Chariot Revue. 
The girls think there Is nobody like Miss Graham, and Miss Graham 
thinks the same of her girls. As a chaperone, the girls also think she 
la a regular fellow. 



A Utile thi^tfe group, contemplating relighting the Cherrjr LAne Play- 
house shortly, have ' a play, but are ex|»erienclng much difflculty In 
christening It. They have called on everybody they meet to submit titles. 
The favorite so f«r Is '"Fntiiity." and when they.askfd an uptonrn man- 
ager If it was a salable title, the latter expressed his daiUbtfi, but 'added 
that it would be a great one for the dramatic reviewers. 



To have earned $100,000 within a season and !to be broke is the tale a 
jnoiing woman star with a husband could tell. The husband 'has had the 
use of most ot hig wife^s earnings. Notwitfistaildlng, It is not: positive the 
couple are at present living together nor will long remain married. Ac- 
counts say that when reports get about, however, the couple are separated 
or may separate, the husband rushes to his wife and makes a quick touch 
to make certain the reports did not emanate from his meal ticket. 



While no publicity or story has been sent out by the Arthur Hammer- 
stein offices as yet, the claim is being made that there will be 46 chorus 
girls with the new show, "Rose-Marie," now In rehearsal in New York. 
A number of girls, who were with other Broadway shows, said they tried 
to get in "Rosj-Marle," but failed, the applicants being told that the show 
required girls who were Of a Spanish type. 



When the new Hassard Qhort revue opens at the Rltz. New York, with 
the likely, date Aug. 28, it will have among its features a novelty number, 
"Lamp Light," with special music by Jerome Kern. Charlotte Greenwood 
Is to be featured as the principal woman, . Othjers in the cast are Hal 
Ford, Tom Burke (tenor), jay Brennan and Stanley Rogers and Chester 
Hale and partner. 



In the Shubert offices the attaches seem to be marking time until the 
return of Lee Shubert from Europe. Nobody appears to know anything 
about the opening of certain shows and who will be In the cast. A number 
of productions have their openings planned, while a number of routes 
had been laid out only to be readjusted. About the only show that seems 
to be completely set as to its road route Is "Blossom Time." 



Looks as though Flo Zlegfeld will have to get a new chauffeur, ac- 
cording to the jam that his driver, Thomas Nesbitt of Hastings, found 
himself in Sunday for being arrested and charged with operating a ma- 
chine while intoxicated. When Nesbitt was arraignecj, before Judge David 
Gorflnkel. he remanded Nesbitt for sentence after giving the chauffeur a 
piece of his mind. 



Belasco's letter of condolence to Frank Glllmore of Equity, While both 
were III, is a matter of considerable comment along the "Street." A laugh 
lias been tacked on to It through the fact that Belasco, after sending the 
note to Gillmore and receiving one in return, requested permission to 
send his note and the reply to the newspapers and received. Gillmores 
sanction to do so. :> .... 



On the "Leviathan" going toward Europe, when Gllda Gray and 
Louis Mann were aboard, each entertained the .^hird -class passengers. 
That the passengers ot that class appreciated the wholly unexpected 
courtesy goes without saying. The graciousness and thoughtfulness of 
Miss Gray and Mr. Mann were freely commented upon throughout the 
ship Miss Gray did several of her songs and danced as well. 



INSIDE STUFF ON VAUDEVILLE 

(Continued from page S) 



They talked over the "mefit.bair' and Fllppen, who has Just signed with 
the Shuberts, was agrefeable to the trade of two gags' for one! 



Many Stories cootie but of the "wide and open West" with ■■ one often 
recalling another. Within the week thei story most repeated has been 
that of an extensive clrciftt-lnthe western country with a managing head 
who doesn't appear to. stand extraordina.'rily well w|tb the stilus ot his 
various houses. 

: T'hat attitude by the staffs, however, is not attributed by those who 
relate their experi^ceiS ; on this western chain as against the chief, but It 
Is said the staffs express more or. less solicitude 'for the single girl acta, 
tister teams and other unescorted Women who may be traveling over 
the time. 

. Members of the staffs as a rule are reported Informing the young 
Vomen as they stop and pass through the towns that when :thfey, reach 
the city holding tha headquarters of the boss, if the boss grows too 
friendly to beware and not forget their warning. 

This: Is dinned Into the ears of the plrls from the ■time they strike the 
circuit until they r«ach the cHy where the boss hangs out. While the 
fact that the warning Is given has come back to New 'York with other 
reports, Just how necessary the warning may have beeix Isn't so com- 
pletely In circulation. . , ,■ • 

One tale of this circuit manager though Isn't sp widely known nor talked 
about. It was not brought east by an act biit told by a woman who never 
has played the circuit, though still very familiar with the manager and 
his didoes. 

The story etartd with tfte wife of the manager becoming ill and moving 
to a hospital in the city where they live, to receive proper care pending 
recovery. While at the hospital the wife could not fail to note the faith- 
ful attention given by the two phono girls, saving her much In time and 
annoyance through their quickness of wit. Appreciating the service the 
Wife frequently sent down to the Blris the candles, fruit and delicacies 
friends had forwarded as gifts to the sick room. 

One late afternoon, the husband-mariager with another man called upon 
^hfi wife. li^eavlng thp hospital the rhanager stopped before one of the 
phone girls, asking if she and, her companion ivould not like to. takfe a rljJe 
In his car that evening; that he was deeply concerned over his wife's 
Illness and wanted mt)nB time to thoroughly inquire about her malady 
than he could ask in a momentary conversation. 

The girls occepted the invitation, 

Next morning arrived, for the wife a large box of candy from her man- 
ager-husband. And again the wife despatched the candy to' the phone 
girls with her customary little note of appreciation.. 

The candy happened to be delivered to the phone girl with a conscience 
The conscience led the girl to the bedside *f the wjfe and kneeling there 
between her sobs, she told the wife everything thai had occurred the 
night before. 

Though the wife was ill physically she seemed quite alert mentally and 
phoned her attorney, to hasten. When ho arrived the girl went over the 
details. Upon flnlshlng, the lawyer had written It down in the form of an 
affidavit, whlci the young woman sighed. 

What the affidavit recounted no man, not even a manager such as this 
one, would want to hear read tn court. But ho heard It in part when next 
he called upon his wife. With her mind still alert the -wife Informed 
the maftagy what might happen In the division of his "dearly, beloved 
wealth If STiB- procured a dtvbrce based upon the evidence contained In 
the affidavit. 1 ^ ■ 

There has been no divorce, but from that day onward and to the present 
day, what his wife say^ is law unto the manager and what his wife does 
is her business only. 



On the "Olympic" last Saturday sailed away Teddy Gerard, the Amer- 
ican girl who has been in England for years. Mi.=s Gerard had been 
over here for nome weeks but without making any splurge over it, al- 
though her Intimate friends were aware of her presence. 

Before sailing, Miss Gerard said she would be Ih London but about 
three weeks "on business," when she' intended to •'♦turn and setlle la 1 1* '« 
New York for nil time. dMlate %ftar^*||My llAMfbt iMn M'onlicnt'f jKMb 
ttpon any theatrical stage..-. 



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the 



What Is thought to be a record regarding the number of times an act 
has played the Palace.. Now York, is believed to be held by the Mo.sconI 
Brothers, wh . recently completed their 41st week at that house within a 
span of nine years.; -wt'' «*l; i /I ' '8 M , 

JTbe greatest mimbte of tir^ej in hme^ifa.-iojt!^ Mo.s<4>nU Way^i'the 

theatre came In if^W. wlt*|jlncl^a?d ^lii tltS lijs.sie (jlayton a^t With 

1 J -appearances ifrkl|« th? .t»«nl At" «ll*t yMiri! Jlhelrf iRcondjgrealest 

8 was reglstcMMn lIMKMI w*«NHio Mt, reWrlctl*«to tSi faMlly^i 

held forth In seven dlRercnt Instances. 



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SIR JOS. GDiZBORG'S 
v; CLOTHES ON Ftfj 

- '■ ; i. L.r n 

Canrt Walt Until New Season ' 
Start^'Allahup" for Deaf 
and Dumb Players 

Players i 



Sir Joseph GInzburg blew Into 
Variety's office yesterday looking 
like a Jockey. Sir Joseph said he 
hoped Variety would excuse him 
but as ail of the others rapers had 
laid down giving him press matter 
his only trust now is in Variety! 

Sir Joseph was told he could 
write his own stuff for all Variety 
cared, but Sir Joe said he couldn't 
do that at present, as he is writ- 
ing a play for deaf and dumb 
actors and it Is taking up all of 
his time. He just can't wait until 
the- season opens, said Sir Joseph, 
to have his deaf and dumb piece 
played. 

Sir Joseph says the pi^ce is called 
"Allahup," and he s writing it with 
the aid of building blocks so the 
players can understand It. Sir Joe 
said hj got the idea watching the 
children play in the sand at Long ' 
Beach; that they bullded a house . 
and then danced around it with '.' 
everybody laughing. 

So, said Sir Joseph. If It's as ' 
easy as that to make comedy (and' 
Willie Howard told him comedy Is ' 
what the Shuberts fxpect from' 
contracted acts) then, said Sir Jo-' 
seph, his "Allahup" is a riot befora.. 
it opens. ..; 

Sir Joe's Make-'Up 

Sticking out one foot to exhibit '^ 
ti short trouser on It and what 
seemed like a golf stocking or piano 
cover over it. Sir Joseph Invited 
Variety'51 staff to take a good look' 
at his make-up. Whiwi told he 
looked like a jockey, Sir Joseph : 
grinned, losing one of his best teeth 
through the exposure. Sir Joseph . 
said it was all right If everybody 
thought he was a Jockey, but his ■ 
Ide.a was to leave the Impre.'^sion * 
he's a tennis player. 

Sir Joe Insisted upon explaining 
how he got the outflt, ■ because, he 
fald. If he were pinched on the 
way back to Long Beach for look- 
ing funny, he thought a good alibi 
would be to tell the cop to call up 
Variety'.. , . ' '■,,'.,'.': ;'^ 

ile (Jidn't actually steal the- 
clothes, .said Sir Joseph,, but he. 
4ldn't buy or borrow 'them eit'iicr. • 
Sir Joe 'said that as 'W.UDe Howard's',' 
guest at Long Beach, he noticed 
iSn Sunday that WlU'e was pack- 
ing up. ready to leave. But WilJIe. 
said . Sir Joe, seemed to be only 
packing now and theo. Most of 
the time h« was pitching pld clothes 
out of the window...,. 

With his heart wrenched at the 
extravagance, said Sir Joseph, ho 
rushed out i.nd stood *nder the • 
window Until he had daught two 
complete Sets of new etothes. Amonff 
them, he said, were the odd stock*'- 
Ings he had on. " 

Sir Joseph asked that his secret 
liot be divulged because he kneir", 
WtUle Howard; If WilUei wanted to 
throw anything away, he dldnt 
want anyone to Interfere with him. 
Missed 'a Hat , .. r 

Sir Joseph regretted Willie had 
not tossed a hat out'.of the window 
because, said Sir Jo^ he knew hiii 
only saratorial deficiency was a 
bonnet. 

Noticing that Sir Joe was wear- 
ing spn^e of his medals on his 
everyday coat, he was warned 
.iVgainst tbe breach cqmtnlttcd, but 
apologized by statipg M^ supply of 
medals had overflowed his dress 
coat, and he- couldn't trust leaving 
the surplus at tlifl >bea,ii. 

Sir Joseph was particular!.-^ 
:inx>ous to know Wliat'tlrrie the cir- 
cuses ' are closinfr their' season as 
he said if he can't get enough deaf, 
and dumb actors to play all of the 
parts In "Allahup." he will have 
to engare some circus acrobats. Sir 
Joe raid he could have u.scd acro- 
bats from vaudeville, but that the 
vaudeville acrobats talk too much 
now. 

He's still at the Mah Jong De 
Luxe in Long Beach, stated Sir 
Joseph, as he pulled up his falling 
stockings, and said he expects to 
be there until receiving some sal.ary. 



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smoothly throughout with the major 
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of talk. This Vas extremely notice- 
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warm weather' the house was well 
filled in the lower section and more 
so In the up)>er pjirt where smoking 
Is permitted. 

The Fehnova Dancers and the 
Seven Brown Glrla are splitting the 
headline position. The latter was 
out of the flrst show Sunday. The 
comedy portion of the bill is divided 
between Cliff Clark and Pierce and 
Ryan. 

As an opener Paul Fetching made 
more than good with his novelty 
musical turn. The act has a gar- 
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ate., all utilized for musical purposes. 



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Kingston and Ebner, a mixed team, 
scored through their comedy num- 
bers and the man's imitations of ^ 
lornet and tuba. In an early spot in 
the smaller houses the act will hold 
its own. 

Jean and Gretcben O'Meara, an- 
other mixed team, have a bathing 
beach drop with two dressing rooms. 
The man enters the woman's room 
with the usual talk— (oUpwing. A 
ballad by the woman failed to get 
over. It Is a quiet offering, but a 
little away>from the usual 2-act. 

Wilbur's Circus (Hill's Society 
Circus) goes through a fast rou- 
tine with the mule and revolving 
table used tor a finish. 

Pierce and Ryan, two men, with 
one portraying* a rough old man 
character, easily captured the com- 
edy hit of the- ahow, with the old 
man's dancing going over for solid 
applause. 

Fehnova Dancers, eight girls and 
a man, Is a terpsichorean turn that 
the audience does not tire of. The 
dances are well arranged, with not 
too much time devoted to any indi- 
vidual numl>er. The act consists of 
four sneclalty dancers and a ballet 
of five. 

Cliff Clark scored with his char- 
acter songs and stories, boldin- the 
spot down with ease. 

"The Wonder Girl" comes forth 
from an egg shell planted on top of 
a set tree, going through a varied 
routine on the rope. Clark works 



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jecting a laugh here and there. For 
a finish she offers some good iron 
jaw work, doing a cake walk while 
suspended in midair. This turn can 
close a show on any bill. 



The Avenue, in the colored dis- 
trict, and an independent house for 
all sorts of attracttons here, opened 



Strand Orchestra, replacing Myron 
Levee, who baa jumped to the Rm- 
pire. • ■ 

In spite of the open and acrid 
hostility between tbe "Journal" 
(Harvey D. Burrill). and tha "Tele- 
gram" (local Hearst newspaper), 
Franklin H. Chase, "Journal" dra- 
matic writer, gave "Under the Red 
Robe" at the Ek:kel the most elo- 
quant praise of any film during the 
year. 



The Wieting's flrst attraction after 
the Frank Wilcox stock moves out 
on Aug. SO is likely to be "The Thief 
of Bagdad," with "Blossom Time" 
to follow. 



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Morris Greenberg are the new pro- 
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Mrs. Sophia Kemwien, the mother 
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Wieting — Wilcox jtock, "Irene," 
current. 

ROBBINg-EJCKBL— "Under the 
Red Robe." 

STRAND— "Tha Side "Bhow of 
Life." 

EMPIRE — "Daughters of Pleas- 
ure." 

SAVOY— "Forty-Horse Hawkins." 

REGENT— "Boy of Mine." 



Mrs. J. Fen ton Phelps (Marlon 
Frances), society editor of the 
"Telegram-American," makes her 
stage debut as a chorine In "Irene" 
at the WIetIng this week. Her sis- 
ter, Dorothy Hutchins, Is also in the 
east. 



E. G. Vadeboncoeur has been hold- 
ing down the dramatic desk at the 
"Telegram -American" during the 
past two weeks. 

L. R. Mbrdoch. Sunday editor of 
the Syracuse "American" since its 
inception, has been transferred to a 
similar post on the Chicago "Herald- 
ESxaminer." 



Mrs. George A. Chenet, wife of 
the local Shubert representative, has 
returned to her home after a serious 
operation. At one time her condi- 
tion was exceedingly grave. 



Andrew H. Goettel, conductor of 
the symphony orchestra of the 
Watertown Morning Musicals, has 
been engaged for the Syracuse 



rying Elmlra advertisements (or 
stock salesmen to B«n the $300,000 
issue of the Southern Tier "Theatre 
Co., Inc., which will own and oper- 
ate the new State theatre, to be 
erected there. The advertisements 
say the stock is to be entirely eold 
-in the vicinity of Blmira. Stafford 
D. Noble. M. D. Gibson, Isaac Alli- 
son and George Van Demark are the 
promoters of the enteirrlae. 



The Star, Norwood, has been sold 
by Morris Osgood of Potsdam to 
Amos Curry of Norfolk, owner of the 



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local Rlalto, all la not harmony In 
the ranks of local theatre managara^ 
supposed to be allied togvthor to 
light salary advance* demanded by 
the musicians and stag* hands. Th* 
musicians, for Inataneo, ara aAiaf 
$(0 a week. Ono manag«r, how- 
ever, who has been loudest In hfai 
kicks against the new^acale, la aald 
to have hired away the' TloUnUit 
from a rival bouse, paying bim IM a 
week to jump. Another manager la 
said to have engaged a played at fM 
a week. 

E. B. McOinnis, of Bayre. Pa., has 
succeeded Gus Lamp* aa realdent 
manager of the Strand at Bndlcott, 
one of tha JCornbllte-Cohen bouMs. 

Supreme Court Juatlca Lotiia-llar- 
tin bas reserved decision on tha mo- 
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open default to allow bar to aarra 
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MAUDE ADAMS' RETURN 

(Continued 'from page 1) 
new con«lderlngr the Whitney offer. 
Should Misa Adams take the part 
in the Shaw play, it will mark the 
first time in many years that ihe 
has appeared in anything other than 
« play authored by Sir James M. 



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Barrie and produced by the house 
of Frohman. 

It was In 1909, at the Harvard 
Stadium, Mies Adams played the 
Joan role, and following that per- 
formance, played In the Berkeley 
Stadium, California, in "What Every 
Woman Knows." Following she did 
"A Kiss for Cinderella, • ana more 
tours of "Peter Pan." which play 
became so definitely linked wifh her 
name that Maude Adams and Peter 
Pan became almost synonymous 
with a theatregolng public that 
never could disassociate this retir- 
ing actress from the legend of 
Never-Never Land. 

Hfr real name Is Maude Klskad- 
dan, and she was bom In S*]t LAke 
City, 1872, making her now 62 years 
old. James Adams- and Annie 
Adams were her parenta ,and her 
mother was a celebrated actress ot> 
her time. At the age of nine months 
Miss Adams made her first atagre 
appearance as a babe In. arms, and 
then, after a gap of a few years, 
this child, iHjrn of strolling player* 
herself, definitely adopted the the- 
atre «a a profession. 

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mett in "Prita," was her first Im- 
portant child role, and in 1888 she 
came into New York at the Star 
theatre with "The Paymaster." 
Later at the' 23rd street she played 
In "Evangeline." 

Not many years after that Miss 
Adams became John Drew's leading 
woman, when she made her .first 
great hit in "The Masked Ball." 
Thai marVed her first association 
with the late Charles Frohman. In 
succeeding years she played In "The 
Bauble Shop," "Rosemary." "That 
Imprudent Young Couple," and "Too 
Happy by Half," all played linked 
with the Elmpire, NevK York, under 
the Frohman direction. 

It was In 1897 Maude Adams be- 
came a star, playing the famous 
l<ady Babble role— and ehe made It 
famous — In Barrie's "The Little 
Minister." 

In 1899 Miss Adams played .Juliet 
with signal success, and a year later 
appeared at the Knickerbocker. 
New York, as the Duke of Reich- 
atadt In "L'AIglon." Now her star 
was mounting. lAdy Babble had 
made her famous. "L'AIglon" added 
to her laurels. In 1901 her Phoebe 
Throstle In "Quality Street." and 
her Pepita In "The Little Sister of 
Jose," started her on the road to 
unprecedented popularity, for Maude 
Adams enjoyed, even before the 
production of "Peter Pan," the re- 
wards of stardom in a day when 
stare w^ry fewer and more famous. 

On Nov. 6, 1906, "Peter Pan" was 
produced in New York. Previously 
It Jiad been shown in Buffalo, and 
was regarded as & cold flop. In New 
York the critics panned It. For sev- 
eral weeks it did little or no busl- 
nese. But then It began to cltmb, 
and two seasons didn't stop It. 
Through 1905 and 1906 Miss Adams 
played it In New York and when, 
after a tour, she came back into 
New York for the season of 1907, 
"Peter Pan" was once more the out- 
standing play of her season. In 
1911 she appeared In "Chantlcler," 
tp 1912 and 1913 touring once more 
In "Peter. Pan." ' 

At that time- rn Impartial chroni- 
cler observed that Maude Adams 
was probably the most famous 
player of her day, ae well as the 
most popular, f 

Always Exclusive 

Charles Frohman, her manager, 
carefully shielded Miss Adams from 
reporters. It was known that she 
was Inaccessible, and thia fact alone 
brought many to see her on the 
stage, because It was the only place 
where Maude Adams could be seen. 
This aloofnesA wove a legend, a 
tradition about h«r that has never 
been disp<wsed. Mnude Adams is 
regarded today a» a ntar above stars, 
and a« a woman nioof from the 
multitude. 

There are other reasons for her 
tremendous success and popularity, 
however. First, and foremost, she 
was a charming and inKratiattng 



actress. She had a run of good 
playa auch as lall the lot of , few 
stars. All her roles wer« untainted. 
These things, combined with her 
recent retirement and absence from 
the active boards, as well aa her 
recent ventures Into picture produc- 
ing, haye kept her memory green in 
America. 

Should Miss Adams return this 
season to play "Saint Joan," it will 
be a coincidence that Charles Dil- 
lingham is reviving "Peter Pan" this 
year. Dillingham waa the Frohman 
press agent during the days of C. 
F.'s strenuous producing activities, 
both here, and In England. • 

Another colncidenca Is that Gil- 
bert Miller, upon whom the Chartes 
Frohman work devolved following 
the latter'a death, baa just &c«ulred 
the rights to a new Barrie play, 
"Shall We Join ttaa LaAes," a one- 
acter. This la the flra.t new Barrie 
work In years. 



Jock Malena'a Fifty-Foot Divas 
Reminded of hia promise If de- 
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middleweight. In Boaton. Jock Ma- 
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50 feet above the water of Boston 
harbor, and leaped. He then re- 
peated the performance. After he 
had been defeated by Moody Malone, 
apparently forgetting bia promlae, 
left the city. When he returned lo 
prepare for hia bout with John Wil- 
son he was reminded of hia promlae. 
He would have made the dive Imme- 
diately if Tom Goodwin of the Suf- 
folk A. A., who promoted the Wilson 
match, had not Interfered. 

Then Malone said if he was beaten 
by Wilson he would dive twice into 
the harbor. Ag&la ha waa beaten, 
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LATE SCREEN AM) STAGE STAR 

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Headlining on the Loew Circuit in excerpts from Mr. Ashley's stage successes 




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BUFFALO 

By SIDNEY BURTON 

The first faint rumbles of the on- 
rushing season were audible along 
the local rialto this week. The Gar- 
den (Mutual burlesque) announces 
its reopeningr Aug. 11. the Gayety 
(Columbia) will get under way Aug. 
IT with "Dave Marion's Show" and 
Frank Parry back at the old stand 
M house manager. Shea (vaude- 
ville) reopens Aug. 11. 



Important changes In the Garden 
personnel will be noted this season, 
nank Offerman, well-known local 
•portsman, hau lost his lease of 
many years with the owners, Inter- 



national Railway Co., and the house 
for the first time In seasons will 
have a new lessee in Roy Van, Buf- 
falo newspaperman. Just how or 
why Offerman lost the lease is not 
icnown, but the switch Is being 
hailed with surprise locally by those 
who recollect that F. O. gamely car- 
ried the theatre along for seasons 
when it was on the losing side. 
Leonard Sang, formerly treasurer of 
the house and also of the Criterion 
under th»Shubert vaudeville regime, 
will act as house manager during 
the coming season. 



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By JACOB SMITH 

Gayety, Columbia burlesque, re- 
opens Aug. 10. 

The Bonstelle Players are featur- 
ing Ann Harding this week. The 
Bonstelle company will be at the 
Garrick through August, moving to 
the new playhouse, its permanent 
home, about Oct. 1. 



C. H. Mile* has bought the Ferry 
Field theatre from Phil Gleichman 
for a consideration of around 
$300,000. Miles intends to remodel 
and enlarge the house to 2,200 seats, 
playing pictures and vaudevlle, giv- 
ing him four theatres in Detroit 
with that policy. 



W. S. Butterfield has sold the 

Orpheum, Fort Wayne. Ind., to 

Clyde Quimby, and purchased the 
Wolverine, Saginaw, Mich. 

Photoplays: "Covered Wagon,'' 
Adam.i; "Captain January," Madi- 
.«ion; "Signal Tower," Broad way- 
.Strand; "Bread," Capitol; "Plaster 
Saints," Washington. 

The theatre which C. W. Munz 
will erect in Detroit i.s to be known 
as the Grand Hiviera. It will be a 
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By B. B. B. 

The Apollo offers Its second col- 
ored show in the course of three 
weeks with Florence Mills In "Dixie 
to Broadway." Following, Sissle 
and Blake open with "Bamville." 



Cliff Edwards Is featured at the 
Beaux Arts and doubles this week 
from the cafe to the Globe. ' The 
rest of the bill includes George Jes- 
se!, Ben Bernie and his Hotel 
Roosevelt Orchestra, Sinclair and 
Gasper, Yorke and liord and others. 



holding their nights at the same 
time. 



The Cansinos returned from 
abroad on Friday and opened Satur- 
day at the El Kadia Gardens. 



Henry Busse, the featured trum- 
peter with Paul Whiteman, spent a 
few days in town previous to the 
Sunday concert. The boy appears 
to be downhearted and losing 
weight, which should do him good 
if anything. Undoubtedly missing 
company. 



Considering it was a Sunday 
afternoort, the Paul Whiteman con- 
cert at the Garden Pier got a great 
play. Every musician and musical 
leader attended and many celebri- 
ties. 



Another concert Is alated for next 
Sunday afternoon, and It may be 
changed to the evening; at least so 
Paul White.nan announced from the 
stage. "The Ten Commandments" 
film is now at the theatre. 



Leiand Mattison, formerly of Mat- 
tison and Cole, dancing act. Is in 
town and rehearsing a new dancing 
act. He recruited his new partners 
from the local cabarets, Nina Sus- 
soft from the Beaux Arts and Claire 
Davis from the Cafe Martin. The 
act will carry an orchestra. 



Deno and Rochelle, at the Folios 
Bergere, have engaged the Val 
Adely orchestra for their new act, 
which is being handled through the 
Pat Casey office. 



Frank Brunner left Sunday morn- 
ing for Chicago to handle both ends 
of the "Thief of Bagdad" film, which 
opens at the Woods Aug. 31. Brun- 
ner put the Fairbanks film across 
at the Savoy by breaking the town 
record for a film, doing almost 
112,000 on the opening week. 



"The Gate Crashers of 1924" fell 
through. The agents couldn't stand 
the increase In hotel rates. Many 
have already left. 



Charles Strackosh, manager of the 
Garden Pier theatre, received a let- 
ter from W. £. Lyon, whom he hadn't 



heard of In two years, and It was 
addressed in care of "Gate Crashers 
of 1924," care of the Apollo theatre. 
He was glad to hear that he was 
getting a break and appearing be- 
fore the footlights. 



JOHNNIE 

REILLY 

THE NOVELTY BOY 

Summering in the Catsklll* with th4^ 

GRAHAM STOCK CO. 



"KRNDKZVOV9 OF 
THE FBOFBMHIONAL' 






■««»» *^r C***' 






•»* 



"riX>WN NITK" KYmS ntlDAY 



The Kentucky Screnader.s are to i 
be with the new Jos. Gaites show 
which will star Karyl Norman. 
Johnny Hamp, the director, has 
si),'ntd with Mr. Gaites. 



Cafes in town have Clown NlRhtP 
The .Silvvr Slipper and Kl Kadia 
Gardens have their nights on 
Wednesday, Thursday night is for 
the Columbia cafe and the Beaux 
Art.". Friday night finds strong com- 
pftition with the Cafe Martin, 
Kolips Hcrgcre and the Palais Roynl 



M^N'S 



8HOE8 




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1659 Broadway NEW YOrM< 

«'■•■• '■ • ■ ' ■ { 



ANNOUNCING! 

THE ENGAGEMENT OF THE FASTEST 

SAXOPHONE TEAM 

IN THE MIDDLE WEST 



ERNIE WHITE and RUDY ADLER 



WITH 



RAY STILLWELL 

AND HIS ORCHESTRA 



NOW PLAYING 

EAST MARKET GARDENS, AKRON 

EUCLID GARDENS, CLEVELAND 



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(Continued from page 83) 



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bad working conditions prevailing 
throughout the country. 

The Naturullzation Hureau was 
obliged to dUconllnue the making 
of films through Iilck of an appro- 
priation to carry on the work. This 
bureau places particular stres.s on 
the value of the film in teaching 



foreigners Amerloao Ideals and 
standards. 

Secretary Davis la also the Di- 
rector-General of the Loyal Order 
of Moose, which held 'their conven- 
tion In New York throughout the 
paat week. In speaking of the work 
at Mooaeheart. where the children 
of members of that order are cared 
fo' In case of misfortune reaching 
their parents, he states that over 
}1, 500,000 has been spent in films 
to be shown *he.se young.sters. "Em- 
blems of Love" was made at 



ATTENTION '-<"'•* *<"" Name SAMUEL NATHANS 

Before Entering Any Store. 





LT 




New 1924 Models Now on Display 

.Shopworn and Slightly ITacrt T.iylnr, llnr(m»n. 
Indealructo and ISal Trunks always on band 



WK OQ RKPAIBINO. 



ITRrTK roll TATALOO 



SAMUEL NATHANS, Inc. 

568 Seventh Avenue, between 40th and 4l8t Streets, New York City 

SOI.r. AGENTS FOR II ft M TKUNK.S IN TIIK EAST 

Pboar*! f^oncncrr 6t»7-»3IB 



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Mooseheart and depicts the Uvea 
of the children there. This flint h«s 
been shown throughout the entire 
country, stated the Secretary. 



K. K. O GREEHNG 

(Cont;. -jed from page 1) 

In the S e. More are being ob- 
tained. The recruiting is being 
conducted here in the : >me manner 
as was that for the army, navy 
and ma ine corps during the war. 

It is not done openly on street 
corners, but meetings are Iveld 
practically in every hamlet, -suburb, 
town or city in the Hate. 

Rev. Bob Sehuler, the EvangQlLst, 
1.S me of the strongest worJcers in 
behalf of the K. K. K. He holds 
meetings at hall.s In which he 
preaches "Ameripaniam," and ^licn 
holds on«» .special .session for mem- 
Ijers only ot Iho Klaq. These 
Htunt.s have attractei con.sldetablc 






I 



KENNARD'S 

fl.nd (Of Catalofur 




attention here but as yet no trouble 
has arisen. 

That the ranks of the Klan are 
beinR filled and that the lUansmen 
are willing to be hospitable to each 
other, especially if they are In 
commercial enterprises or If visit- 
ing other towns, was demonstrated 
by an automobile trip between Los 
An:ele8 and Santa Barbara. A 
Variety reporter passed through 
abbut 20 towns. As the car ap- 
proaches: the outskirts of each 
there wore cards»about the size of 
a one-sheet bearing the letters, 
"K-I-O-Y." On posts and In front 
of places of business the same 
signs were posted. It is the Klan 
greeting; to the visiting brethren. 

Tlurlnft the past few days the 
signs have also cropped up in a 
8 irtller titzo In the windows of a 
number nf stores in the hu.'slnes.s 



section cC Loa AngQles. Kven on* 
Hotel, A rathef •mall one, which 
geta a bit of theatrical patronag* 
In Lios Angeles, has a' placard on 
the slcl. of the desk with the greet. 
Ing. 



No. 2 "fieBOar" 

Wlnthrop Ames la organizing a 
second company of "The Beggar on 
Horseback," :o be st:nt out in Sep- 
tember. 




THEATEICAL OUTFITTEES ^ 

1580 Broadway New York Citjl 



ESMONDE COSTUME COMPANY 

Spedatu^t in Oriienttd, Jazz, and Wmltz Costumes 

;: . -;ipOR PRICES WlLt: fcURPJllSE YOU 

REHEARsJAL tOQS of a DIFFERENT KIND— MADE TO ORDER 



Wednesday, August 6, 1924 



V A'RIET Y 



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1007o Stage Material 



Words Vy 
BILLY ROSE 



Old Familiar Faces 



Modefato 



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•ry time I 
Sit • ting aU «. 





think' a-bout my •cboo) 
lone in 117 a - part 



day* 
ment 



rm as hap-py •• \ lit- tie ldd==LLw 
I SD back\o each £a> mil- iar scene. 



LJ^rr ^r AU thcwe days to uswereA-pril Foci diys*^ And mhat fItxd-Mi 

__ I fcnewuliat a liap>py lit-tk heart meant ^\nien I used to' 



^Vfhm I used to' 




41t • tie things m« 
roam fee fields of green -1 



doWt naean a dog- gone thing to 
Once a - gain I'm f i4i • ing by thM 

!tlfc ' 



*■" '^ ' • Ev-Vytime I clos* my eyes I 

brook, _______ With a lit- tie bent pin for a 



see.— 
hook. 



Ifff 




Oldooutt-try store % 



f r ^ ^ 

first kiss meant m> mu£h to me,__ 
nor 'Vou critfO^wtaen I uulkd your, hair ~— 




Gus Edwards 
wrote the 
melody. 



Billy Rose 
wrote the 
lyric 



writer of 

""OldGang 

Of Mine," 

** You've Got to 

See Mama,'' 

'feuTiey Google" 

and many other hits. 



rv«i 



Billy Rose's recitation 
for ""Old Familiar 
Faces" wiU ^^lectrify^ 
your audiendes. 
SureKre.* r >:^ 



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Brifirdieihall teck to me 






WRITE, WIRE 
OR CALL 



CklMf*. III. 
AL SCI LAN 
lie M*. Olatk M. 



BMtM. M>M. 
AHCHIE LLOYD 
IW TrtMiit M. 



Pliila«tl(kl*, P«. 
HAimv PEARMM 
Itn Mtrtat St 



L« AaftlM. C«l. 
CHARLIE MEL80M 
4ir Wwl SI* St 



HARSY HOMe 



. Iltok. 
rNED KSAMEII 
FraalMUW H*M 
41 Mtura* St 



1607 Broadfiray 
New York 



ClMlMttl, Okl* 
NSNM AVLWARO 
7S» L>ri* TkMtrt 



ClwWaa*. Okl. 
PHIL JULIUS 
Srnay H*M 



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CARLIN JODiS UNDER 

(Continued from p«ge 7) 
for Under, who Is one ot the young- 
eat and among the most progrea- 




SPECIALIST 

IN 

DRESSES 

29 West SOth St., N. Y. 

CIRCLE 6871 

IM8COOMT TO TBE P^pWSSnQli 



slve of the independent bookers. 
Carlin's long years of ■ experience In 
the Keith Exchange makes him ex- 
ceptionally valuable In the new 
berth. He knows practically every 
small time act in the business and 
their set salaries. 

X.lnder came up from the ranks, 
having gained his first experience 
as office boy in an agency, and later 
swung to Pantages. He branche<f 
out as an independent booker six 
years ego. and has gradually built 
up his- business until he now ranks 
with the big four of the indepen- 
dent lK>oking field. 

Linder has inaugurated many in- 
novations that have made for bet- 
ter conditions in the independent 
field, and has been endeavoring to 
organise the better class of Inde- 
pendent bookers into a central or- 
ganlration that would better pres- 
ent conditions for house owners and 
the actors. 



\ BEAUMONT ST UDIOS 

I 3 . 

[; THK PLAC* WniCRK AM, IHU STAKH AKT THKIB HTAOK 5]S"7S£?- 

BRTTINGH rVHNIRHKD ON KKNTAI, IIAHIS FOB A>«ATITOR THEATRI- 
CAM, CLVBS, l-ITTLB THRATRXH AND AI.I. OTMB BNTBRTAINIflOIT 



ASSm EXPANSION 

(Continued from page 7) 
Orpheum Circuit, and, with the 
double or triple length of route which 
a meritorious act will b« enabled to 
book through the W? V. M. A., all the 
publicity adjuncts can now be pre- 
pared and furnished managers who 
accept the Service of the association. 
Conference With Manasera 

The transcontinental tour which 
Mr. Bray will start out upon Aug. C 
win be for the object of personal 
conference with the managers 
throughout this territory, when he 
will be able to explain to them ver- 
bally the details of the many-sided 
plans and innovations be is preparing 
to inaugurate. 

Upon leaving Chicago Bray will 
proceed to Kansas City, where his 
headquarters will be at the Orpheum 
theatre Aug. S-11; thence to the Or- 
pheum theatre, Denver, where he will 
remain Aug. 13-16. Prom there he 
will personally visit the more impor- 
tant cities between Denver and Salt 
I.«ke City for conferences With the 

THEirDKlL CUTS 



i)APD fNGMA\/!Nf. CO. I 



managers en route, and Aug. It-ao 
ke may l>e reached at the Utah Hotel. 
Salt Lake City. 

After two days In Salt Lake City 
Mr. Bray will proceed to Los An- 
geles, reaching the Orpheum theatre 
there Aug. M. and remaining without 
date. 

His tour will then start northward, 
stopping at San Prancisco, Sacra- 
mento, Oakland, Portland, Tacoma, 
Seattle and th.nce back over the 
lines of the -Northern Pacific Rail- 
road to his offices m the State-Lake 



Theatre Bulkling, Chicago. 

Managers of the several cities and 
adjacent territory are tevlted to con- 
fer with Bray at any of his stopping 
points. , , 

Realising the signlllcance to the 
managers of the west and the vaude- 
ville artists of this tour and the pol- 
icy 6t expansion befiind it. Variety 
will report on Bray at each of the 
principal points of his tour with the 
■ews of his progress and bis Where- 
abouts from we^k to week will Bs 
found in these pages. 



MAURICE «i "FANME" 

PLAYING LOEW CIRCUIT 

AUG. 4-6, AMERICAN, NEW YORK 

Direction JACK POTSDAM 

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Wednesday, Aucutt 6^ 1924 



P4UL DECKER 

in EDWIN BURKE'S Comedy 

**■ AND SON" 

Opened Victoria Palace, London, England, July 14th 

ENORMOUS HIT 
Booked immediately for London Coliseum, July 28ih 



JIMMI^ 



GLADYS 




AND 



HELEN GOSSE 



SUPPORTING CAST 

JOHN T. TRAYNOR 



ARTHUR PITT 



Some of the London Press Comments 



"THE STAGE" 

**TKu amusing little playlet which, in a way is a 
burlesque on American frenzied finance, serves to 
introduce to English audiences a young American 
comedian, who should be very cordially welcome on 
these shore*. Paul Decker, the player in question, 
has a sunny and imperturbable, yet expansive style 
that quite captivates an audience, and he has full 
opportunity in the sketch under notice." 



"THE ERA" 

"A music hall sketch that matters nowadays is 
very difficult to discover, but die right diing has been 
found in ' And Son.' which contains, itf a verit- 
able nutshell, a world of wit and wisdom. The sketch 
introduces us to the youthful but talehted Paul Decker. 

who played the scapegrace son in best light comedy 
style, embellished by many ingenious bits of By-play." 



"THE ENCORE" 

"Paul Decker in a comedy playlet. ' And Son,' amused and interested the 

audience to the utmost for twenty minutes." ^ ' 

Sailing Aug. 9th for America to open in New Act 

Management LEWIS & GORDON 



KLAMTAUQUAS INDOORS] 

< (Continued from page 1) 

built loud-speakers. Each loud- 
speaker win have a carrying range 
of one-half mile. The power to 
operate will be supplied by the en- 
gines of the trucks upon which th<»y 
are carried. 

The above information was given 
Variety in the , first interview 



LASYLPHE 

9^668 Broadway, comer Slst St. 

! NEW YORK 

lP«n«t, Acrobatic, Orientale 



m 



coupon: 

AND i 

BOOK STRIP j 



>VELD0N,WILLUMS&LIfK5 

PORT SMITH. AKK. 



Charles O. Palmer, head of the Klan 
in Illinois, has ever granted. Mr. 
Palmer, in addition to heading the 
order in Illinois, is the originator of 
the Klantauqua. He also is handling 
all the booking of the Klantauquas 
through his state, as well as help- 
ing other state 1 to get under way. 
Mr. Pajmer will ' handle the Klan's 
lyceum course this winter. 

In speaking of the Klantauquas 
and their aims, Mr. Palmer said: 

Not Money Maker 
"We do not use the' Klantauquas 
to make money. We don't want 
them to make money. So long as 
they pay their expenses we are sat- 
isfied. So far every one of our cir- 
cuits has more than paid for itself, 
and this despite we have lowered 
the price of admission to 15 cents in 
a great many towns. We have In 
addition to 'instituting a new idea 
installed a sliding price scale. It 
ranges from 15 cents to 60 cents for 
admission. Most of the time it is 
kept at 25 cents. This is to enable 
all who care to attend to do so with- 
out a heavy drain on their purse. 

"The Klantauquas were origl- 
natPd with the idea of bringing be- 



S0N6S 
THAT FITINANYACT 

AND MAKE 
ABI0ACTBI06ER. 



The Son(5 of Songs 

iNlHEGeENOFTOtaOW' 

LOVE'S First Kiss 



txq 



SUCCESSFULLY 
PEATURED BV 
HEADLINE ACTS 



PROP. COPIES 
AND ORCR SENT 
UPON REVEST 



CHAPPEa-HARM5,lNC. 

185 MADISON AVE 
NEWVORK 



fore the pubUo the order of th« &. 
K. K. We discovered early that to 
do thla we had to supply clean and 
legltrmate entertaiftment. 

"In Illlnola we are using acts like 
the Oypay Serenadera and the Bide- 
well Alee Co., for which we pay top 
money. They attract the towns 
folk we wish to have enter -ou.- 
! tents, and naturally they stay to 
'hear our speakers. 

Hand Out Carda 

"After the speakers and the show 
we pass out cards, much like the old 
revival ayatem, and each of the 
audience who desires can fill out the 
card. Like ouf talent we endeavor 
to engage only the l>est speakers — 
ministers in nucny caaea. 

"As we aim to attract the towns 
folk to our tents, so we Intend to 
improve our programs so that all 
will come. We can keep the price 
within the reach of all and still 
break even, hence the numerous im- 
provements that we are adding to 
the Klantauq<aas. 

"We employ an advance ag^nt 
much like the Chautauqua, He 
asks the local order of Klansmen 
to guarantee $500 to defray ex- 
penses. Generally they do, but if 
they cannot we do not stay away 
from the town. By no means. We 
simply raise our admission price to 
60 cents and play the town, and we 
have found that we always make 
money at this price. 

"Barring the towns that cannot 
raise the guarantee we charge the 
admission prices I mentioned above 
of 15 and 25 cents. 

, Klantauquas in Every State 

"Next season we will have Klan- 
tauquas In every state. We will 
also have much larser tents than 
we have been using this year. This 
is necessary to take care of the 
crowds. At least, for Several .years 
we win go on Inaproving the Klan- 
tauquas as much as Is in our power, 
endeavoring all the while to make 
them something worth while. Many 
innovations will no doubt be added 
but all with the view of Improving 
them as drawing attractions in the/ 
various cities and towns in the 
United States. 

"The Klantauquas were really 
tried as an experiment. They have 
developed, almost over night. Into 
phenomenal successes. They will 
continue to develop, we think, as 
long as we keep the admission price 




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STEPPING STEVEDORES 



AUG. 4-6-lOEW'S AMERICAN, NEW YORK 

; AUG. 7-10— LOEW'S, HOBOKEN 

AUG. 1 1 -1 3— LOEWS GREELEY SO., NEW YORK 
AUG. 14-17— LOEW'S DELANCEY ST., N^W YORK 

Dir«€tk» SAM I.EWIS Ataodate LESTER BERNARD 



within reach of all and give extra 
value for money received." 

Mr. Palmer from time to time will 
tell of the advances the Klantau- 
quas are making. This winter a 
great number of acts will be en- 
gaged and there will also be much 
territory booked. 



LONDON EMPIRE . 

(Continued from page .4) 

in the bar, the pipes of which were 
not iced, and the two men who pre- 
sided over It were palpably awa- 
teurs in that field ot endeavor. 

The program opened with Willie 
PIcardy, an excellent foot Juggler, 
easy and gracefuL who works with 
a comedy assistant. Juggling balls 
and poles. Next came Jimmy 
Coughlin and Ernest Sefton in a 
cross-talk act. assisted by "Tiny," 
a large woman who did the familiar 
imaginary personage on the lines 
made familiar to Londoners 12 years 
ago by Lew Hearn and Bonlta. 
Coughlin is an American burlesque 
comedian and Sefton did a good 
"straight" for him. Their routine 
was a hodge podge of American 
comedy orossflre, which will be bet- 
ter after It )ias been worked out 
sufllciently. The act went into the 
bill "cold." The Eknplre is a hard 
talking house and they Just got by. 

Then came Ous Fowler, magician. 
He was succeeded by Foster Why's 
Operatic Quartet, two men and two 
women, excellent concert artists 
whose vocalising of the classics In 
musical composition would gain ap- 
plause anywhere. This was fol- 
lowed by Oaston Palmer, a good 
Juggler who speaks English with a 
French dialect, out of which he se- 
cures a great deal of tun. 

The first half concluded with Ben 
All Haggln's living picture. "The 
Triumph of Venus," which lasted 
one minute and does not compare 
with the "pictures" he contributed 
to the Ziegfeld "Follies" In New 
Tork. His models here are not sm 
alluring or as beautiful as those 
furnished him in the American me- 
tropolis and are not likely to i>rove 
a draw. 

After the interval the show oon- 
tinned with Merro and Knox, who 
were the laughing hit of the pro- 
gram, despite the fact they had 
played a season at the Hippodrome 
and are also with the current Pal- 
ladium revue, "The Whirl ot the 
World," 

The major portion ot the second 
half was taken up by Miss Bayes, 
at the conclusion of which she made 
a little speech, in which she stated 
Clssle Loftus sent messages of love. 

By the time Nora had finished It 
was considerably after 11 o'clock 
and a goodly portion of those seated 
downstairs had left the house. The 
show concluded with another Ben 
All Raggin Ubleau, "Pearl ot the 
Bast," which was Invisible to most 
of those seated In the stalls on ac- 
count of so many people rising to 
don their wrapa 

/do. 



Benjamin Kidder, an artist. 1 West 
(7th stre«t, when the case was 
called before Magistrate Prothlng- 
ham in West SMe Court. Decker 
had been attending a party In Kid- 
der's apartment in the Hotel des 
Artistes, when. It was charged, he 
was struck with a blackjack. Decker 
was. taken to Knickerbocker Hospi- 
tal and was released a few days 
ago. Decker told the magistrate he 
did not want to prosecute the case, 
and the Judge permitted him to 
withdraw. 



THIS WEEK (AUG. 4) 

Moss' Broadway 

New York 




Karl Dec'Ker, managing editor of 
the "Morning Telegraph," withdrew 
his charge of felonious assault 
against Charles Morgan, lieutenant 
In the 71st Regiment Armory, and 



ASSISTED BT 

DOLLY AUSTIN and 
EDITH MANSOIf 

IN ItlS VERSION or 

'HARD BOILED HAMPTON* 

With a Big Sinffinc Finish 

Ana. 11— BeltlBare, Karylead 
Amg. 18— WuhtBstoi^ ■•ttli's 
8Mt. tS— CM«M«^ ■>■«« lalre 

Oet. S — Mlsanaylf- "" '- 

Oct. is— WlnaiiM*, 

Oet. l>*-Cels<UT ai„ 

Oct.Z« — 8e«ttl«. Orpheam 
Nor. t — Poatleod, OrpiMn» 
N*T. > 8ea Fnuictoeo, Orphemoi 
N»T. le— Iiwi Ansetai, Orphe 
Not. SO— Oakteod. Orpheaat 
Doe. 7 — SacranMnto and F»i.._ 
Dm. 14— Saa naimlMa, Q«1«m Oato 
Dee. II— I,as ai^riM, HJU St. 
4aa. 4 — DenTcr, OrplMain 
JMi. ll-«la«K Cltj aad Dm MelaM 
inm. la— O ai a h a, Orphean 
JImm. tS — ^KanMM City. Orpkeaia 
Fieb. 1 — Dee MMnee, DaTeapect 
Feb. S— MUwaakee. Palaee 
Feb. IS— Chleaso, Palaee 
Feb. n — St. Loaiii, Orplieam 

Direction THOMAS J. FITZrATUOK 



CM«a««^ Btata-Lak* 
a iaae apeUe. Heaitepla 
irinaipec, OnMus ~ 
^Isarr aad vaoa««v«r 



DOROTHY ANTELL 

urges you to see her line of birthday cards. Miss Anteil. a former artist* 
for the past few years an Invalid, will have for sale a handsome oolleotion 
of novelty cards. Also silk hose. Help her help he>self. Visit her at 
600 West 186th Street, New York. 



SERVAIS LE ROY PresenU 



Direction ALF. T. WILTON 



LE ROY, TALMA, BOSCO 



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Wednesday, August 6, 1924 



VARIETY 



61 




FOUR SALIENT REASONS WHY 

ERCEDES 

IS A SUPER-ATTRACTION WHO E«AWS 



yy 



ARTISTIC 

IN 

PRESENTATION 



MUSICAL 

MLLE. STANTONE 

The World's Most 
Ph«nonn«iMil Pianiat* 



DIRECTION 

ALFT. 
WILTON 



COMEDY 

Laughter without a 
' Blush^ 



SHOWMAN 

VAUDEVILLE'S 
GREATEST 



TINNEY SAILS 

(Continued frcm pa«e 7) 
_ile«" to Jump overboard \t she 
jked him. Tinney replied he 
bought BO much of "BubbleB" she 
lldn't have to ask him — and 
limped. He was fished out still 
DVlng, from what he said. 

fmogene in Pictures 
Before yesterday, Imogene stated 
9 had contracts to appear In pic- 
es In Italy, which will mark her 
■een debut if the Italians make 



A lilt of the I * T customer* would 

like a "Who'* Who In the Theatre." 

„ I ft Y cigar la the official cigar of 

Ie particular Broadwayite. ED BL.OOM, 
• ttnart •howman of the 8hul>ert office, 
Kkee I & Y cigars, and saya that they 
t Broadway's Beat Bet. Are they 
od? Ask ED; he knowa. 
I Z Z Y 

I&YQGARS 

THK SHOW WORLD'S FAVOniTBS 
8KVKMTU AVKNDB, MKW TOKK 
Opposite Columbia Theatr* 



e( Us Write Yoor New Act 

I broke la «ix aure acta tact week, 
come to ua if one you aerk; 
havrn't had a failure yet, 
1 that we won't, la a darned good bet. 

tHARUE WILSON 

AND 

eMacLEAN 

WRITB, WIRB OP CALI, 

il4 Gayety Theatre Bldg.,^ 
New York 

Phone luickawanna VIM2 



WNK-reO. 




LAD^ and GARDEN 

[•at returned frorn the mountalna. 

lahlng and awlmmlng. 

Jow we're playing Hoboken. 

Mah, our vacation la through. 
. ^.J-YRIC, HOBOKBN, AUG. 4-i 
I THANKS TO KKNU WUXJAMS 

Direction TH08 CURRAN 
PLUNKETT OFFICE 



the pictures. "Bubbles" didn't care 
to give any details In her change 
of stage-playing policy, but men- 
tionsd her Buropean Journey was 
laid out some time ago. 

Imogene said there was nothing 
remarkable that she and Tinney 
should sail at about the same time, 
or that they should both be abroad 
at the same time; to her that was 
what is known as a coincidence, 
added "Bubbles." 

Nor is she the first show girl of 
"The Follies" to go into pictures, 
said Imogene, although admitting 
she has created a record in musical 
comedy circles ty entering pictures 
via Italy. 

Who Spoke First? 
While Tinney's examination for 
assault was being conducted in the 
police court, and even after Judge 
Max Levlne had held the comedian 
for the Grand Jury, "Bubbles" 
vowed she wanted to see her 



JACK 



DANGER 

A VhMh aC TeraaUUty From the WeH 



BILLY 

(SWEDB) 



in "HILDA," with 

Jennie Colborn and Jos. Carter 

KEITH BOOKINGS 
Arransed by P'Vf T. 



w 



ILTON 
ISE 
ORK 
INNER 



BINGHAM BEACH 

so. ROYALTON, VT. 
An ideal aummer retort 

$17.50 per week 

ADDRESS 

BOB MURPHY 



MARIE HARTMAN. Hostess 



URIEL KAYE 

A DANCER OF DISTINCTION 

WITH 

"FLASHES OF MELODY AND DANCE" 

NEXT WEEK (AUG. 11) 

LOEWS STATE, NEW YORK 



sweetie pass behind, the bars for 
life; never would she speak to him 
qgain, "the brute." 

But Tinney appeared to have had 
a correct line of reasoning, accord- 
ing to fhe after-events. He was 
wont to observe during his days of 
study of the criminal law, if he 
spoke to "Bubbles," that would be 
all that she would want to drop the 
charges, but Frank always added, 
and with much personal satisfac- 
tion, he didn't intend to speak first. 

None of the many reports around 
telle who spoke first after the 
Grand Jury said Mr. Tinney didn't 
bang-up 'Miss Wilson as much as 
Miss Wilson said she had been 
banged. 

Tinney. Gave Up ;|3,000 

The best known fact remaining 
after the assault case had been 
cleared oft of the records was that 
Tinney had paid $3,000, the price of 
any three lots at Baldwin, to his 
lawyers for defending him. Nor 
was Tinney heard to remark after 
making the payment that he 
thoue:ht It was too expensive, al- 
though he is said to have been an- 
noyed through the horde of bonds- 
men who wanted to go his ball and 
their various prices for bail bonds. 
When Tinney saw the rush he 
thought there should be an auc- 
tion for the rights, but final- 
ly accepted a 10-p«rcenter with a 
minimum charge. 

Tinney goes abroad to fulfill a 
vaudeville engagement of six weeks 
at the London Bmpire, opening 
Aug. 25. He will receive weekly 
$1,250, less the loss in exchange. 
Tinney reached an amicable agree- 
ment b«fore sailing with Sam H. 
Harris co>>cerning Tinney's con- 
tract for the "Music Box Revue." 
It called for Tinney to receive 
$1,600 weekly, without transporta- 
tion expense. 

Tinney will be represented In the 
separation proceedings by his usual 
attorneys, Kendler & Goldstein. 

Tinney Monday was charged with 
assaulting a man. Complaint was 
made against him by Nicholas 
Peterson, 848 West 24th street, a 
photographer on the "Dally News," 
and a summons was issued demand- 
ing Tinney's appearance before 
Magistrate Frothlngham In West 
Side Court. 

Peterson told Magistrate Rytten- 
berg, who issued the summone, that 
he had been stationed outside a 
restaurant in West 68th street when 
he saw Tinney, accompailled by 
Imogene (Bubbles) Wilson come out 
and start down the stoop. He 
rushed over and took a flashlight 
photograph of the couple. The pho- 
tograper said that TJnney leaped 
from the stoop on top of him and 
bore him to the ground and smashed 
his camera. 

A large crowd collected and Imo- 
gene took refuge in a taxlcab. When 
Tinney and Peterson disentangled 
themselves the photographer said 
Tinney offered to pay for the 
smashed camera, saying he had not 
meant to destroy It. Peterson re- 
ported the incident to his office and 
then came to court and obtained the 
summons. The magistrate, unaware 
the comedian was booked to sail for 
Europe yesterday (Tuesday), made 
it returnable that day. It was said 
the action will not Interfere with 
Tinney's sailing, as he will be rep- 
resented by hie counsel, Monroe 
Goldstein. 



KEITH'S MEETINGS 

(Continued fiom page 6) 
ticular as indicating any laggards 
found amongst them might be 
dropped off the booking offices' list. 
Murdock Wanted to Know 
It was the report that the Keith 
bookers of houses open this summer 
have experienced hardship of late in 
gathering the type of bills they 
wanted through standard acts nrt 
being available, by reason of sum- 
mer rest, vacations, and so on. This 
condition was brought to the at- 
tention of Murdock, who is reported 
to have inquired why the entire de- 
pendence upon the standard acts; 
why were not new acts being con- 
stantly submitted since the smaller 
houses of all grades are remaining 
open and housing any number of 
new turns seeking big time en- 
gagements? 

When the answer forthcoming did 
not properly explain to Mr. Mur- 
dock he is said to have called the 
booking men and managers along 
with the agents together for his 
plain spoken directions. 

A few of the Keith big time 
agents have shown some activity In 
seeking and securing new acts, but 
the majority of the agents prefer 
golf, motoring, horse racing or 
baseball as their field to find new 
material. Since some of tJie 
agents have found another way to 



secure extra percentage through 
bookings, by ringing in an extra as- 
sistant or- so, the agency owners 
seem to feel content their secondary 
men will do the work and keep on 
splitting up the extra and easy 
money, with no reason why the boas 
agent should not loaf and enjoy 
been doing for several years. 



Th« smallpox situation In New 
York State remains practically un- 
changed, with the disease confined 
for the most part to Montgomery 
county. * 



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THK LATK8T TOOOTt IN 

WHITE KID 

AND 

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SLIPPERS 

A Tarloty of Mylss 

CAPEZIO 

1634 Broadway 



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Ifatlnaoa Wadnaaday a Saturday 

ANNE NICHOLS' Orsat ComMly 

"ABIE'S IRISH ROSE" 

•THE PLAV THAT PUTS 
'U' IN HUMOR" 



EARL CARROLL THEATRE 

ftb Ava and lOtb St. 
■▼enlnga Mata. Thura. and Sat. 

ZIEGFELD PRODUCTION 
EDDIE CANTOR in 

"KID BOOTS" 
with MARY EATON 

TUB NEW MD8ICAI. SENSATIOH 



GLOBE 

Malineea We<i 



Thra.. open roof, Broadway 
and 4eth St. Bvenlnga 1:90 
'-' and Bat., II to ta.(0 



Tho MnalcaJ Revue Suecoaa 

KEEP KOOL 

with a superb caat, Including 

HAZKI, I CHAH. I JOHNNY 

DAWN I KINO I DOOI.EY 

aad "THB KEEP KOOI, HUTIEft" 



KARL. CARKOI.L preaanta 

WHITE CARGO 

By LEON OOUDON 
TENTH BIG MONTH 

DALY'S 63cl ST. ^7,': IV.^'^z^^^ 



PLAYHOUSE "'- ?^.*. ,•?„»•»•=' 

■vea 1:10. Mats. Wed. aad Bat., t:M 
STBWART a FRENCH prasaat 
the Comedy Hit of tha Tear 

THE SHOW-OFF 

By OEOBOB KKIXT 



SELWYN TlMa.,W.4td St. Bva(:10 
^E.L.vv a r% jiatlneea Wed. and Sat. 

CHARLOTS 

REVUE OF 1924 

with Baatrica UUte. Oertrode I.awraa«e, 
'yHCTl>eTt Mundea and Melaon Keya 



IITH WEEK 

of the outatandlnc picture of the year 

FRANK LLOYD'S 

THE SEA HAWK 

By KAFAEL HABATtNI 

A rirat National Picture 

ASTOR "nM^tre, B'way * 4(tb St. 
^*'^ Twice Dally. »:I0, l:SO 

Baaday Matiaaa at I 

All-aeata reaenred, on aale four weeka 

la advance 



,^^ MAJtB «-^ BROADWAY 

"A NATIONAL INSTITUTION" 

OlrectloB Joaapk ritukatt 

RETUKN TO SCKEEN OF 

RUDOLPH VALENTINO 

in "Monsieur Beauc«ir«" 



JULIETTE DIKA 



B. F. KEITH'S RIVERSIDE, NEW yC«K 



THIS WEEK AUGUST 4TH 



52 



VARIETY 



Wednesday. August 6, 1924 



ONIONS, GARLIC and FISH 



Jimmy DufFy 



(The Subway Song) 



"PLEASURE MAD" 

Double Version 



224 West 46th Street « 




FRED FISHER, Inc. 



Clarence Gaskill 



OH! SARAH! 

25 Extra Choruses 



New York, N. Y. 



PRESENTATIONS 

(Continued from page 23) 
wntchlnfir. Her singing la well 
rounded, clear and tonally pleasing. 
It aeemed to lack somewhat In 
carrying power, however, perhaps 
• <lue to the largeness of the auditor- 
ium and the not too suppressed or- 
chestral accompaniment. She la an 
unusually beautiful woman and ap- 
peared in several changes of cos- 
tume to marked advantage. 

The act opens with Miss Roch- 
lltz'fl rendering of "All Because of 
Tou" (King). Mr. Levin then per- 
forms with much assurance the 
"Blgoletto" Fantasy, after which 
Miss Rochllts sings Brockman's 
"Nightingale." As an encore Miss 
Rochlltz does the inevitable but 
welcome "Whafll I Do." After the 
flrat chorus she retires a bit up- 
•tage, while the spot is thrown on 
Levin and the air repeated as a 
piano solo. Miss Rochlltz returning 



for the flnal bars. 
A well staged and effective act. 



LADY GYPAST 

Lady Gymnast wishes to join part- 
ner or standard act 

Address F. R., 
General Delivery 
: I Greenwood Lake, N. Y. 



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MAKE UP 



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ACCORDION 

FACTOIIV 

In tkt Uiilt«4 SMIM. 

Th« onl, Padory 

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Anmm 
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MAXWELL and LEfe, 

"A Gypsy Fantasy" 

3 Mins.; Full (Special) 

Loow** Aldino. Pittsburgh, Pa. 

A special set showing a K7I>S7 
camp with part of a covered wagon 
exposed to view and a Are. A mixed 
dancing team, in gypsy costume, 
does a picturesque dance which 
stands out through this clever 
stage presentation. 

The dancing holds attention and 
the offerin?. In its entirety, makes 
a flash. 



CHESTER A. DAVIS 
"The Whistling Doughboy" 
S Mine.; Full (Speeial) 
LoeWs Aldine, PItteburgh, Pik 

The "whistling doughboy" bill- 
ing and a set showing the trenches 
makes this appropriate for Fourth 
of July week. Davis whistles an 
introductory number introducing 
bird Imitations and then launches 
Into a second number of a patriotic 
character. The first number Is ten- 
dered sitting down In the trenches 
and gives on Idea of a soldier boy 
entertaining himself. For the sec- 
ond number he comes forward and 
works Independent of the set. 



STUDIO DAYS 
"Manhandled" Prolog 
7 Mine.; Full Stage 
RivotI, New York 

A most eflfective little prolog to 
the feature picture. Nine people In 
a studio set with a largo skylight 
window at the rear which permits 
of a corking backgn'ound for a sil- 
houetted fadeo' t at the finish. 

Of the prlnclpls, Ruth Urban 
stood out distinctively. She shared 
a duet version with -Cdward Atchi- 
son and also offered a solo, a typi- 
cal French soubret number In her 
manner of handling It. Jacques 
Plntel presided over the piano, while 
Paul Oscard and La Torrecllla con- 
tributed the dance numbers. Two 
danc«8 were sandwiched in. There 
was hearty applause for the oCfer- 
Irg. 

The Rivoli's current musical pro- 
gram contains as its overture the 
"Madam Butterfly" selections and 



a classical Jazs arrangement of 
"Llmehouse Blues," sure-flre with 
the audience. Fred. 



EDDIE MACK TALKS 



No. 190 






STRAIGHT, STREET or COMEDY CLOTHES 

Our shops on the premises are equipped to handle any 
number of productions. 

NOTHING TOO LARGE OR DIFFICULT TO 
MAKE 

Now dressing thirty-eight shows and 

our capacity not taxed. 

All work turned out in satisfactory manner and 

ON TIME. 

MACK'S CLOTHES SHOP 

MACK BUILDING 

166 West 46th Street 

Just a Step East of Broadway 



VIC PALACE'S POLICY 

(Continued from page 2) 
Mason, Chariot's stage director, will 
arrange the sho'ws. 

Tills is an attractive Innovation 
and likely to succeed. Nevertheless 
there is no denying the fact that 
it has been rendered necessary by 
the inability of Liondon managers to 
supply their wants. On the one 
hand, English acts are sailing for 
Australia in boatloads. On the 
other hand, no invitations are being 
.sent to America to fill the vacancies. 
In addition, new talent has lacked 
encouragement for several years. 
Only recently have beginners, such 
as Neil Mackay and Polly Meadows, 
been given a chance to feel their 
feet. 

Mr. Hayman is also booking the 
London Empire (Butt's), playing 
vaudeville bills. He Is, however, re- 
linquishing the booking of the Al- 
hambra, Glasgow, and that house 
will change its policy in about a 
month from vaudeville to traveling 
combinations. 

Among recent bookings for the 
Empire from America are Frank 
Tinney, opening Aug. 25; Walter C. 
Kelly, "The Virginia Judge," for 
Sept. IS, and Joe Jackson, the pan- 
tomlmist-cycllst. for Oct. 6, the 
American placements going through 
Willie EMelsten In New York. 
What Variey Managers Know 
Do the variey managers know a 
show when they see It And, if they 
can recognize a good thing, do they 
know how to handle It? 

At the Coliseum the indoor rodeo 
is a stunt that appeals to the pub- 
lic largely. How Is It bUledr Like 
this: 

TOMMY KIRNAN 
WEMBLEY RODEO CHAMPIONS 
AND PRIZE WINNERS 
What does that convey to the 
mind of the passerby? What does 
Tommy Kirnan matter anyway? 
Rodeo Is a magic word, now the 
cruelty -mongers have raised its 
publicity value. But the words 
"Champions and Prise Winners" 
temper Its glory. The Impression 
left on the uninformed mind Is that 
the show Is a presentation of cups 
and medals. Fortunately, there are 
newspapers to correct the impres- 
sion, but why sacriflce good adver- 
tisement space? 

At the Empire Sir Alfred Butt 
has the good fortune to present 
.Nora Bayes. Her salary, however, 
has frightened him. He economizes 
on the rest of the bill. Now he 
wonders why the public won't flock 
to see their favorite. Let htm learn 
what happened when Elsie Janis 
was first paid $3,000 a week in New 
York. The management promptly 
booked all the most eicpensive acts 
available. People went away gasp- 
ing with wonder. That's showman- 
ship. 

Recently the Juggling Crow came 
CO London at an out-of-the-way 
house. The manager was duly im- 
pressed. His way of letting the 
public feel his enthusiasm was a 
marvel — of the Ineffectual. The 



bills bore in large type the state- 
ment that here was the greatest 
marvel of the year. Then came the 
name of the bird. Lastly, in very 
small type, appeared the words that 
mattered — "Juggling Crow." It has 
not been engaged yet In the West 
End. They will have to learn how 
to bill him first. 

Dolores' experience in revue is 
another case In polnt-^for if this 
famous artist's model had been a 
success at the Little theatre she 
would have assuredly been taken up 
by variety. Her publicity value 
was immense. Her debut on the 
stage was discussed for months 
previously. Yet her act was Intro- 
duced Into the revue after barely 
one rehearsal. Her name brought 
people Into the theatre. But the 
miserable style in which she was 
presented led to a flasco. 

The British manager lacks show- 
manship. 



KEITH'S, BOSTON 

(Continued from page 41) 
effeminate role, is n real comedian 
who needs material and develop- 
ment. There are a dozen bits that 
he can build up for real howls. 

Stewart and Olive, billed as hav- 
ing lyayed with Eddie Leonard and 
giving the inevitable imitation of 
Eddie, were billed tough in seco.nd 
spot through lack of originality. 
Stewart's best steps were conven- 
tional and exceptionally well done. 
He closed to a generous hand with 
material stunted up enough to get 
the house off its hands. 

"Fifty Miles from Broadway," 
third and carrying 11 people, 
dragged badly and ran much too 
long on a long bill. It Ijdn't get 
over any too well and on the last 
curtain Harry Watson waved a 
rather disgusted hand into the 
wings before the curtain was down. 
Several things of this sort, minor 
incident to be true, cropped up dur- 
ing the bill and seemed to indicate 
that the Keith camaraderie back 
stage was running rather ragged. 

Kramer and Boyle had a sweet 



spot and after they got into their 
standard patter did nicely. 

Monroe and Grant close din as 
acrobatic novelty that was as wel- 
come In its originality as the open- 
ing act. Their entrance in a beer 
truck, after a bit of surprisingly ef. 
fective hoke comedy, evolved Itself 
into a spring table, held the house 
almost solid. Libbe^. 

The new manager of the Inter, 
state's two houses at Houston Is 
Poertman, formerly manager ot 
Loew's at Birmingham, Ala. "Gov." 
Ciould of the Interstate's house at' 
Fort Worth (which Bob ODonnett" 
if< now managing) has been*trana-. 
ferred to the Interstate's executive , 
offices nt DaIJa: 



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Wednesday, Aupjrt 6, 1924 



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^^ GRAF'S fHR OFTS 

(Continued from page 20) 

threatened to place blm under ar- 
rest unless he agreed to surrender 
bis controlling Interest In the com- 
pany and to make other aaci^flces. 



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The World'* largeat 
manufacturer «/ ' (A«> ^ 
tStrietd footwear. Wm 
fit ontirm eompanioM, 
aho indivitlaal ordera. 

KKW XORK— ISM BVar, at iMh M. 
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He says he was forced to yield to 
their demands; that th^y took his 
stock, his auto and his wife's 
clAthlng as well as the furniture 
from his home. 

A directors' meeting of the Qraf 
Productions Co, Inc-> baa been 
called for this week, at which time 
the situation will be thrashed out 
aside from the harangue scheduled 
to occur in the courts. 

Oraf Productions, Int., has pro- 
duced several pictures here, in- 
cluding "White Hands" with Ho- 
bart Bosworth, "The Fog" and re- 
cently "A Wise Son" with EBtelle 
Taylor and Bryant Washburn. The 
last named picture has not yot been 
released*. • " 



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mSEL'S STAIEMENT 

(Continued from page 1) 
Is riiucb hurt with ^« newspa^rs 
trying to bring her into the latest 
escapade ot that, couple In Denver. 
Miss Normand was right in Los An- 
geles at the time and the same 
evening attended a local theatre 
with some friends. . ' -• • 

Miss Normand \.antB her friends 
to know she is going to appear in 
a picture to be made by Mack Sen- 
nett. At present Bennett is again 
oS on a Ashing trip. She and Ben- 
nett have an understanding where- 
by she is to make one picture a year 
under bis banner and the 1924 pic- 
ture will be made in 1924, even 
though she has no cotatract with the 
producer, for, Miss Nomand says, 
he alwbys keeps his word with her. 

The picture will be "Mary Ann" 
and -Richard Jones, who has di- 
rected her In the past, wlH handle 
the. mega phone. 

Miss Xormand denied she is in ne- 
gotiation to work for any independ- 
ent producer, though she has had 
several offc^. 



tHE RIVAIS' 

(Continued from paas 1) 

large concert tiallrf of each tdwn. 

Charles L. Wagner has the proj- 
ect In. mind. Mrs. Flake will take 
th^ "famous Mrs. Ma'laprop role and 
the Whole thing will b* handled 
In concert fashion except that 
heavy exploitation will J>e used. 

Wagner will alSo present Sidney 



Blaokmar In a new p^y this year. 
Mrs. Fisks is a pro^lasnt mem- 
ber of the Actors' FldslJty League. 
Her support may b« recruited from 
Fidelity's members unattached to 
Equity. 



Olga Hansen I^pte^liig lesSs with 
the Tro7, K T, st^^ik la place of 
Ruth Rlckaby! Jeromk kennedy Is 
a new member of the company. 



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We<faegd>y, Augugt 6, 1934 



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Variaty-Ciippar Bureau, 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 

Evans Btdg. New York Ave. 



By HARDEB MEAKIN 

All of the local dallies are now 
making (orecasta aa to what la to 
come to Washington during the new 
ly. while others are kidding the 
whole thing and stating that pos- 
sibly the entire line-up will L>c 
switched when things get going. 

The best proof of the switch Inc 
thing Ilea in the fact th.it the Na - 

DIXON'S 

Hairdressing Parlor 

2626 Broadway, New York 

Between fftb ahd l>«th SIreeta 
' Phona T4t4 RlTsrslda 

Thaatrlcal WIcs fee S#U ar His* 



tional opens Its now season will 
picture, "The Ten Commandmentl 

Things have been going along 
nicely at Poll's that Leo Leaiitt 
still under cover as to when ] 
Wolf Hopser quits and the foad i 
tractions begin. , Hopper h doi 
"lolanthe" thU Week after Geor 
W. Samniis had spent many a slee 
less night last week figuring 
whether or not to hold "The Choc 
late Soldier" over. The $3,000 
14.000 *Mre money In the resem 
tlona fliVally settled the propositi 
♦hen It was taken into considei 
tlon that with a repeat It would 
good-bye to these steady patro 
The "Soldier" played to a compli 
sell-out Saturday matinee of li 
week. 



At the Belasco, although mi; 
billing had t>een done on "The hi 
Warning," are continuing "Smil 
Thru' for 'a second #eek. w 
Blanche. Yurka in the lead. This 
the second time thla piece has b< 
allotted two we^ks here. 



Frank Baer. erstwhile public 
man for Keith as well as critic 
the "Post." is now tied up on ( 
grand jury, drawing the usual $1 
season. Some are taking It serioi 
day. 



t<eonard Schlosa is happy now 
they've opened the Conduit Ra 
which rgns to Olen Echo, after hs 
Ing II; closed on and oft the beat pi 
of the summer. Not only has it ci 
the park patronage, but Schloas 1 
spent much In extra advertising ti 
ing Washingtonians of the oomg 
Gated detours necessary to get to I 
park. 



Mabel McKlnley, niece of the b 
President McKlnlay, U making I 
first appearance In Washington 
many a year the current wVek 
Keith's. 



Picture houses: Palace, "8| 
Show of Life"; Rialto. "The SIgi 
Tower"; Metropolitan. ^'Slil 
Wives": Columbia, •'Wanderer 
the Wasteland": TlvolL "D« 
Doubt Tour Husband." , 



The Strand, with E. T. Spam 
again at the helm, opens with Loi 
vaudeville on August 10. 



William Moore, brother of Toi 
who but recently turned his Hiiil 
over to -Universal, is back on 4 
Job after three weeks In Delawai 
"Bill" is running the house for Vt 
versal. 



The beauty contest to send "Ml 
W.ishington" to Atlantic City tl 
fall seems to have lost the usu 
kick of previous years. The inter* 
is lagging, but. as the Herald state 
" 'tis early yet." 

The Cheese Club outing at Com 
Island occurred- July 30. It w 
strictly a stag affair, the Cheese 
meeting at the Hotel Hermitage 
6 o'clock sh.trp, where two bus 
conveyed the picnickers to tl 
Island. 



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LOS ANGELES 

^'TKe hcaf was terrific Monday, air 
ttrnoon last wc^k. The lower floor, 
"S^es and balooojf of the Orpheum 
"e filled, with a vacancy or so be- 
^ seen about the upper till, and all 
If) was due <o the presence of John 
ieX, beginninf? a three-weelt en- 
gtment. Besides there was an 
«x(;ellent variety bill offered, with 
the fhow starting with a snap and 
UpIshirtK the same way, makine the 
ttntertainnient a most relishable 
|iti^-8ummer offering. 

Steel in the next-to-closing spot 
lid 17 minutes and six numbers. An 
oplanation at the start he was try- 
iHC-to get over a San Francisco cold 
Mrved as a subterfuge to allow him 
khset away when he did. 
l'"Wie next hdftOrs could be called 
n even break ' between Lou Holta; 
nd Harry Carft)!! and his "gang," 
rho are here finishing their second 
iDgagement, making it the fifth 
Mek in twtf falonths. 
^'J&oUz was on in the fourth groove 
rtot having confronted the popu- 
here lot ^t^ie six years found 
#'ann reception. Lou let the peo- 
ile have a song to start with, gave 
an some of his cpmedy quips a^d 
Irles, more song, and concluded 
the old reliable "Oh-Solo-Mi'o." 
|_Just panicked his audience and 
the show stopped cold for a 
two minutes before Carroll. and 
bunch could proceed. 
rroU as in the past received a 
reception ' on bis entrance, as 
the O'Neal Girls, and partlcu- 
ly Zelma, Linda and Joe Dohag- 
«. They changed the routine 
pbut consideraljly anfl registered 
^.'the sam^ wholesome and sin- 
^ manner as they did oh the orlg-^ 
J jippearance. To conclude, ia 
uartct of girls were brought to the 
e and sang refrains from a num- 
. of Carroll's old compositions, 
*r which Harry Showed that, his 
^als are still ,v»«^ul by glvin*! 




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^ance imitations. Sure-flre finish 
and stopped the proceedings. 

Opening the show were the Pari- 
isian Trio, two women and a man. 
Starting oft wlMf' sketching and 
music, the turn developed into a 
thriller in the fiallancing line. Th6 
blonde woman started oft by jiig- 
{gling two chairs oi> her brow while 
mounting k' ladder', then took a 
table, after which the man came 
along and accomplished the same 
feat with a lounge, after which he 
concluded the turn by supporting 
all of the furniture, claimed to 
weigh 250 pounds, .up and down the 
ladder, to a roUslnfe finish. 
' Then came Jack Joyce. Joyce 
iimiled, sang, talked and cteqced 
nicely and made his getaway nicely 
jto make room for Do/iald Kerr and 
Effle Weiton with Russell Hird at 
the piano. Following the golf song 
and dance opening of the duo, Kerr 
reve.-iled he has a tendency toward 
comedy and landed some good rap- 
artee through' cross-fire talk with 
Hird. Then he and Miss "Weston 
each did a little Ihdividual eccentric 
dancing, after which they closed 
with eccentric, acrobatic, fast ball- 
room and novelty dancing thdt had 
the customers gasping. It was a 
corking good finish and one that 
will be long remembered by those 
who witnessed it. 

Anderson and Yvel brought thp 
performance to a refreshing climate 
with their speedy gyrations and 
manoeuvers on the roller skates. 
Their numbers are all original and 
executed In ft smart and criSp man- 
»er, which did not give the audi- 
ence any excuse to leave them 
"flat." On the lower floor the pa- 
trons trtuck to the last curtain in ^ 
body, most unusual here. Ung. 

■ "Tangerine," the condensed ver- 
'slon of the Woslcal comedy, did not 
create the fjensatlon anticipated 
M Pantages. Running 83 minutes, 
it was the entertainment Instead, of 
the regular vaudeville. Patrons 
without warnkiff were subjected to 
this radleai change, and they seemed 
considerably disappointed, 
i There was nd gnap, varietj? bt actroh. 
All were missing. From observation 
and 'hearsay., it li candidly stated 
by this reporter the customers were 
not enthused, with a number who 
c&me in at the same time as. the re-i 
porter leaving prior to the end o< 
the first act, which ran 40 minutes. 

Walter Windsor is credited on the 
program as beirig the sponsor of the 
enterprise. Feme Rogers, a prima 
donna ingenue, and Sam Critcher- 
son are featured. The production is 
listed as being the same as the orig- 
inal, in two acts and three scenes. 
However, though the reviewer did 
not see the original. It seemed ob- 
vious liberty and license had been 
taken with the script to the extent 
of the injectipn of low comedy 
scenes and situations, presumably 
for the purpose of garnering laughs, 
but. through the manner handled it 
fell far from the intended haven 
and only dragged the rPfrtory-infe 
along. . . • ■' ; j "■ 

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Kdgar,'Riee 'Burroughs, cieator 
of the "Tarzan" siorifs, h.is been 
drafted by "Uncle Sam" to sit in the 

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that in the direction of the piece It 
might have been intimated that It 
was a case of "each for themself," 
with the result that at some tim^ 
or other, every man of the nine was 
making an endeavor to establish 
he was a comedian In some 
forna or other, but Juat . iwhat 
form was not registered with 
the audience Monday night of last 
week. The five principal women, 
however, accomplished their mission 
in appearance and what was desired 
of them as far as the script is con- 
cerned, with the Misses Rogers, 
Hazel McNutt and IiOrna Dunn re- 
vealing pleasing singing voices. A 
•trio of men who did some harmony 
singing appeared to capture the ap- 
plause honors, when after a long 
and draggy session they came forth 
and rendered a number of old-time 
melodies foreign to the action. They 
received the only real applause ati 
probation. Bebe Mofflc, a tontbr- 
tionist, was carded for- a Specialty 
during the numerous gaps and gave 
a pleasing exhibition, did a little 
high kicking, acrob.atlcs and eccen- 
tric dancing, tplerable. 

The chorus of eight are good 
lookers, their wardrobe ia- pleasing 
;and they have a faculty of being 
able to dance, but do not get enough 
opportunity. 

Hughle ^ack . and Jess Creager 
are invested with the task of sup- 
plying the low comedy, and their en- 
deavors bring out they have been well 
tutored in burlesque delivery. Jay 
Elwood, the light eccentric eortiedian, 
misses all the way around. - Mario 
Valanl In a character part does little, 
even with yocaj advantages. Crltch- 
erson in the lead aippearCd as though 
he had not the tempo and passed 
through in a lainguorous manner. 
Oscar Sidney does as well as can 
be expected ivith' the material At 
'hand, but' sliows evidente' of being 
■capable of doing better. ' 

From the scenic standpoint the 
tab has every advantage, but from 
the manner in which It is presented 
it looks as if the "Inceptbr or ad- 
vance guard" of "a new form of en- 
tertainment" which Pantages in- 
tends OffeMng his patrons, "Tanger- 
ine" will hardly be from the box- 
offlce standpoint the riot hoped for. 

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Even though he helped another 
man cart a safe they h.ad stolen 
from the Republic, pictures, Docen>- 
bcr, 1922, to the Lios AnReles Kiver 
bed. where they rifled it- of $450, 
Nathan Friusel, 19, has ti»e reputa- 
tion of being a good boy, and that 
won him a five ■ years' probation 
from Superior Court Jud^c Collier 
wh^^n arraigned for .sentence. Dan- 
iel Clast>y, thq plhcr WAP. bad a 
polloo record, so hie was sent to the 
ipenitentiary for an IndeSnitc period. 



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a Juror. His first assignment was 
to listen to evidence in a narcotic 
law violation case. . . ' 



Rose Levee, sister of M. C. Levee, 
head of the United Studios, who is 
of the Pete Smith-Harry Wilson 
publicity forces, was held up by two 
bandits In front of her home as she 
was talking to S. Freeman In an 
automobile. The bandits obtained 
her fur piece, two diamond rings, $90 
In cash, while from the escort $75 
was obtained. 



Al Santell, motion picture direc- 
tor, is at the Hollywood Comnjunlty 
hospital, Los Angeles, where he had 
his tonsils removed this week. He 
expects to return to work Aug. 10. 



Julius Johnson, who preferred to 
be organist to managing director fft 
the Forum, has again assumed the 
post of "M. D." of that house, re- 
placing Jack Callicott, who was 
placed In th^ position for two weeks 
by the creditors. With thei return of 
Johnson to the job Fred Vallea, who 
h&H been replaced as house man- 
ager, was given his old post bock. 

A merchants' exposition afti cjir^ 
nival w,ill be,held at Monterey Park, 
Aug. 9-lC, under the auspices of the 
I. O. O, F. Harry X. Clark Is the 
promoter and besides hav'ng va- 
rious trade exhibits will have about 
20 concessions Working. 



BALTIMORE 



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Manager 



Thomas T>. 



•Soriero of the Whltchurst theatres 
says that Ned Wayburn came down 
week before last, looked over the 
children's bathing revue act at the 
New theatre and signed it for a 
New York tryout. The act wns 
.-(taged by Tom Tobin, in charge of 
the danring clasi on the. Carden 
Hoof and nouse manager at the 
N'ew. 



Sophie Tucker appeared at the 
Maryland last week assisted by 
Ming l*'u, u prize Pekingese whone 
(log biscuit.^ ar - paid for by lialtl- 
more's ono and only JoC Tlpman'. 
Mr. Tipman viewed iMing's histri- 
onics Monday matinee from his cus- 
tomary point of. vaVrtAg« In third 
row center. 



Mannfjer Hciikic of Ford's, hitving 
wrought great exociition among the 
ftsh of TanKicr Sound and there- 
abouts, has moved over to Irvington, 



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on the Rappahannock, for further 
deep-sea prowess, pending the sea- 
sonal hoisting of 'the asbestos at the 
West I^ayette street playhouse. 



Rumor ^as It that the De Wolf 
Hopper opera troupe may be a fall 
or winter attraction at a local the- 
atre. « Whether it is to be at the 
Lyceum, the Academy, or whether 
it Is to be at all, Is a matter yet to 
be decided. 

Charles H. Phelps, chief electri- 
cian of the Schanberger theatres. 
Will let someone else worry about 
switchboards, volts and amperes 
during this week and neat. Mr. 
Phelps is viewing the incaridescenlJB 
on the boardwalk at Atlantle €ltr. 

INDIANAPOLIS ' j 

By VOLNEY B. FOWLER 

MURAT— Dark. <"' • 

CAPITOL— Dark. "'■ - ' '" ' 
ENGLISH'S— "Parlwr, Bedroom 

and I^ath," Berkcll I'layers. 

BUOOKHJOl!! MtJNiCIPAL— "The 

Mantle of Lincoln." 



Harry Yost made manager of the 
Capitol, Columbia wheel house, re- 
placing George Roberts, resigned. 
Roberts is going out ahead of the 
"Abie's Irish Rose" company which 
recently closed an eight-week run 
at the Capitol. Tost formerly ymB 
manager fgr Chaun'cey Olcott. 



The Lincoln Square opened Sun- 
day with "The Birth of a Nation" 
for a four-week run. after being 
dark for several weeks. 



The burlesque season opens Aug. 
10, when the new Lena iJalcy show 
opens at the Capitol. Three Daley 
shows are rehearsing In IndianapO' 
lis, giving the city a burlesque papu- 
lation of i2S persons. 

At the movie houses; Circle, 
"Hlngle Wives"; Isis, "Th« Back 
Trull'; Ohio, "True as Steel"; Pal- 
ace, "iiUcUement."- 

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NEW YORK GITY, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1924 



66 PAGBS 



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SoubreU Only Excepted— Order Arrives as Season 
Opens — New Angle to Advotising — ^New Adver- 
. tising Plans Made 



The Columbia AmusemMit Co. haa 

Kied bare legs for next season, 
pt for aoubrets. The chorus 
«Ad other principals will have to 
cover up their limbs. 

The bare-log: ban was lifted on the 
Cvhimbia last season, due to the 
prevalence of bare legs in musical 
{Comedies and road attractions, and 
the protests of the Columbia pro- 
ilucers that their audiences wanted 
the undraped. ' 

The new order will result in some 
Confusion. It was Issued after many 
iot the shows had begun rehearsals. 
One producer had purchased a bare- 
leg number from a Broadway musi- 
cal comedy producer for |600, and 
w.r • (Continued on page 28) ~ 




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BOOZE GRAFT CHARGES 
«r UP-STATE REFORMER 



^Dygert Tells President and 
^ Others What He Knows 
l' About Prohibition 

Syracuse, Aug. 12. 
Sensational charges of non-en- 
lorcement of the 18th Amendment 
In Syracuse and the up-SUte Fed- 
feral dry district have been nied with 
lt»resldent Coolldge, the United 
states Senate Special Investigation 
tJommisslon, Prohibition Commis- 
Woner Haines and other Federal of- 
(Continued on page 28) 

''^'-- OPERA IN STADIUM 

rtrformanc* at Vianna — Chorus of 
1,000 and 200 in Orchestra 



Vienna, Aug. 6. 
Verdi's opera. "Aida," will be prf- 
fcented In the open air here, this 
tnOBth, with a chorus of l.OttO- and 
•* orchestra of 200 conducted by 
Mascagni. This performance will 
take place in the Vienna stactium, 
ttaually devbted to football by Aus- 
trian sporting cluba. 



NEWS of the OUTDOORS 
and MUSIC 



as formerly in 




on pages 26-33 

in THIS ISSUE 



NEW AERIALTHRILLERIN 
UNLOAMNG PASSENGER 

Kohly, Aviator, Trying Out 

Stunts for Iowa State 

Fair 



Des Moine% Aug. It. 

A new aerial thriller, consisting 
of unloading a passenger from a 
plane to the ground, will be i>er- 
formed for the first time in public, 
at the Iowa State Fair which ovens 
here Aug. 22. 

Kohly, former army aviator, and 
now a parachute stunt man, orig- 
inated the idea. He htm performed 
It twice, «nce In private and the 
second time for photographers and 
newspaper men. 

For the fair patrons, Kohly will 
(Continued on page 28) 



TULLY'S TASK 



Seeking to Prove His Whereabouts 
Around March 25, ,1910 



Richard Walton Tully has turned 
detective. He Arived in San Fran- 
cilko last week seeking a clew to the 
identity and present whereabouts of 
two fellow -passengers on a west- 
bound train from Chicago, March 
25, i;io. 

"I must prove that I never visited 
Los Angeles at that time in 1910, 
and hence I could not have visited 
the offlce of Oliver Morosco to see 
a play which Mrs. Grace A. Fendler 
says siie had submitted. I remem- 
ber showing two San Francisco peo- 
ple pictures of some Arabian horses 
of mine, and if they remember with 
the same clearness, they can testify 
that I was not in Los Angeles." 

Tully stated in connection with 
the hunt that if he falls to win his 
appeal against the lower court deci- 
sion giving Mrs. Fendler the rights 
to "The Bird of Paradise,- he will 
be ruined. 



26 TEAB8 ANB QUITS 

Los Angeles, Aug. It. 

Glen 'Swayze, at the Auditorium, 
Chicago, for 26 years, and who was 
manager of the house at the time 
the 8hul>erts took It over, has quit. 

He has come here to enter the 
theatrical buslnes.-;. 

Swayse will probably have a large 
vaudeville house to manage at the 
beginning of the fall season here. 



TOTE 
AND NEMETH 
MEIT SEASON 



DelmoDte WID Also Sing 
wiUi Cliicavo Co. — Debut 
T1ier« — Nemetli from Bu- 
dapost Rojral Opera - 
Singing 21 Times in Three 
Montiis — Delmonte's Rep- 
utatioB !• Greater Than 
Galli-Ciirci — Adrance 
Disc Royalty of $30,000 
by Victor 



W.R. HEARST WANTS TETER PAN* 
TO FILM. Wmi MARION DAVIES 



Repmrted Offer wtlli Conditicm to Famous Players to 
Finance Pktkluction if F. P. Makes It or Cosm»> 
politan Win Produce— F. P. Has Rifhts 



CURCI TEMPERAMENT 



Two new prima donnae for the 
Metropolitan are on the cards for 
the new season. Both are reported 
whirlwind knockouts from across 
the water. 

The reason for the two Is said to 
be the feair that GalH-Curcl will 
pull the same fit of temperament on 
the Met she recently gava the Chi- 
cago Opera when they came to the 
parting of the ways. 

Tote Delmonte is the ace prima, 
a coloratura soprano, lately the sen- 
sation of the Melba troupe in Aus- 
(Continued on page 35)' 



WOMAN STUNT FLIER 



Mfarie Meyers' Breath-Taking Feat 
on Aeroplanes 



St. Louis, Aug. 12. 

Marto Meyers and her flying 
circus, consisting of several aero- 
planas, are cleaning up in toWns 
surrounding St. Louis. 

Last week at Mexico, Mo., her 
troupe of stunt flyers played to a 
turnaway at 7S cents top. 

Miss Meyers is aaid to be the 
only woman in the United States 
performing such stunts as standing 
up right on the wings of a fajt 
moving plane and walking from one 
to the other, stepping across three 
in all. 



'WJnORRS' REVUE 
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New Entertainment Angles 
Amateurs from 30 to 45 
^ in Brooklyn 

A new angle In neighborhood en- 
tertainments will be experimented 
with shortly at the Premier, Brook- 
lyn, where Manager John Turtle is 
planning to launch an "Old Timers' 
Revue" with a cast consisting of 
(Continued on page IS) 



MIDGETS OR KIDS? 

"All God's Chillun'" with Prolog 
Psrhaps Restored 



"All Qod's Chillun- Got Wings" 
wilt reopen at the Greenwich Vil- 
lage, New Yorkk Aug. 18, 

Upon reopening the producers 
win attempt to restore the prolog of 
the piece, elltnlnated after the flrst 
performance through Interference 
of the Children's Society in rcfusiiu; 
permission for the employment of 
child actors. 

According to report, the scene will 
be done with midgets if the S. P. 
C. C. does not relent from its 
former ruling. 



An offer la rnxHTtad to hava beaa 
submitted by William R. Hearst to 
Famous Players upon condition 
Marion Davles playa the title rata 
In "Peter F*n" for the screen. 

According to the proposal Hearst 
is agreeable to finance the picture 
With Miss Davles starred If made 
by Famous wlt^ that understanding 
or the Hearst picture concern will 
make the piotare Itself if Famous 
will <;onsent^ to turn orer the Sir 
Jamea M. Harris story for tha pur- 
pose. What Hearst haa oftered in 
the latter event is not reported. 

Famous holds tha ploturs rights 
to "Peter Pan," through lU aaao- 
(Contlnued on paga M) 



Bad Actor Onee, 

Bad Husband, Also 

Los Angeles, Aug. 12. 

Charles W. Dorris is on trial for 
the murder of his wife, Theresa, 
who was the mother of Charles and 
Wesley Kuggles and Henry Meyer, 
at Long Beach In June. 

Dorris admitted that M years ago, 
at the time of hia marriage, he was 
an actor, but unsuccessfully, so he 
changed his vocation. 



NEW CONDITIONS FOR 
BEAUTY CONTESTANTS 

Only EligiblelroiSi 16 to 3&~ • 
No Married or Di- 
vorced Women 

Atlantic City. Aug. It. 
The directors of the national 
beauty contest at Atlantic City 
Sept. 2-6, are taking no chances u( 
a squawk being made similar to 
that last year when it was learneu 
that "Miss Brooklyn," one of the 
prize winners, was married. The 
rules for this year's show provide 
(Continued on page S9) 



BAND FOR PRINCE 



Meyer Davis' Combinat^n Ao 
companying Wales on Trip 

Washington, Aug. IS. 

The Prince of Wales will have a 
Meyer Davis band accompany him 
on his American tour and to hia 
Canadian ranch. 

Selection of the band was mad* 
today. 



K.K.K. INDIFFERENCE 



Omaha. Aug. 12. Is struggling to get a foothold here. 

John H. Hopkins, city commis- but has had little luck, owing to 
stoner in charge of the municipal the Indifference of the citizenry. 
Auditorium here, has refused to The Klan held an outdoor meet- 
rtnt the Auditorium to the Ku Klux Ing when the Auditorium was re- 
Klan. The Klan wanted to stage fused. Although the flaming cross 
a big pow-wow. attracted hundreds of casual on- 

It was a blow to the Klan, which lookers. It brought few oiembors. 



AUTHOR BUTB DT fOS |S0,000 

George S. Kaufman, who drama- 
tised Edna Ferber's book. "Old Man 
MIntck." which>Winthrop Am«a will 
shortly produce, has bought a halt 
interest in the play for $30,000. 



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[Walter Wanger's Suggestion — Phoenix Is London's 
Most Fashionable Division — ^Lady Cunard Interest 
in OfiF-Shoot Formation 



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j Liondon, Auk- 12. 

While goaslps of the West Knd 
theatres are complaining of the lack 
•of news, one of the most Interest- 
ing quarrels In the history of the 
modern stage Is reaching a climax 
likely to produce results of flrst- 
class interest. 

The story concerns the proposed 
Ainerlcan tour of the Phoenix. Peri- 
haps the name is not as weii known 
in New York as It is over here. The' 
society provides London's most 
fashionable diversion. It revives 
naughty old pli^ys without omitting 
a word, po matter how coarse. On 
one occasion even the title was so 
bad half the Bcwspapcis refused to 
print it. On another tho plot was 
(Continued on page 4) 



200,000 Workers Less 

Albany, N. T., Aug. IJ. 

According to the New York 
State Department of Labor, 
the slowing up of business for 
the year has, it ia estimated, 
caused the release of over 
tOO.OOO workers, on the factory 
payrolls of the state in July a 
year ago. 

Of the (6 seprate divisions 
into which the factories of the 
state are classified only eight 
had as many workers as In 
July of 1923. They were all 
making either building ma- 
terials or food products. 




'FLIRTING' STOPS 



' ■ ■ liOhdon, Aug. 12. 

Fred and Adele Astaire and the 
play they ar« starring in, "Stop 
Flirting," wni close the London en- 
gagement Aug. 30. 

The stars and the piece have con- 
tinuously appeared for over 600 
performances. 

It's an American show and the 
Astaires are . Americans, Imported 
for the English reproduction. 



SELZNICK FRAMES DEAL 
WITH TRIANON OF BERLIN 



Making Four Pictures Over 

There with American 

Stars 



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/ Berlin, Aug. 12. 

The Selznick Film Corp. of New 
York has hitched up with the Tri- 
anon Film Co. of this city. Under 
the arrangement Selznick is to 
make four pictures with American 
stars at the Trianon studios here 
and Is to distribute all of the Tri- 
anon Alms in America. 

Bud Pollard, American director 
of slapstick comedies, has been en- 
gaged by Trianon to produce com- 
edy pictures. 

Tii,anon h.as also engaged Curt 
Bois, operatic "name," to appear in 
leading roles in its pictures. 



BEANBON-THOHAS' POSITION 

London, Aug. 5. 

Jevan Brandon-Thomas, son of 
Brandon-Thomas, makes denial of 
the story recently printed in 
Variety concerning the withdraw- 
al of his name from the billing of 
"The Rat," his first effort as a pro- 
ducer. 

He explains that having origi- 
nally produced the piece for Mr. 
Novello and staged managed It 
during the initial tour, Mr. Bran- 
don-Thomas was released by No- 
vello upon his own request. Neither 
is he financially interested In the 
presentation as reported. 



"POPPY" AT GAIETY 

London, Aug. 12. 

"Poppy" Is the next show at the 
Gaiety, succeeding "Our Nell," In 
about four weeks' time, with a. cast 
headed by W. H. Berry. Reg. Shar- 
land will also be In the cast. 

Rehearsals will commence as soon 
aa the entire cast has been re- 
cruited. 



Never realized before the expense 
connected with my props. LAst week 
has put an awful hole in ray bank- 
roll. Ice Jumped up in price during 
this last hot spell and to use a piece 
large enough to last through the 
entire act, had to hire a couple of 
more boys. Oh, winter. Where are 
you? 

The other day an act following me 
and, not kjiowing my routine, told 
the manager they would not follow 
a seal act, so will have to get a 
coupio of more boys to carry pans 
under the Ice carried by the ice 
carriers. 

FRANK VAN HOVEN 

Direction EDW. 8. KELLER 



SKubert^y After Berlin House, 
^ Attacked by German 

Berlin, Aug. 12. 

A rumor here that the Shuberts of New Tork are fweklng control 
of tbeatrej In Berlin to produce revues, has been persistent, thougb 
denied, 

It has been followed bjr the German press attacking the Shuberts 
for wanting to invade the city. 

It looks improbable under th« circumstances if the Shuberts could 
procure a license to operate did they secure a house. " 



PRINCE OF WALE GERMANARTISTS 



AIDS CABARET 



Visited Piccadilly Hotel 
Room Three, Times Last 
Week — ^Record Receipts 



HGHT FIASCO 



London, Aug. 12. 
The Gibbons-Bloomfleld fight at 
the Wembley Stadium Saturday 
was a financial fiasco. Not over 
one -third cai>acity. 

The fighters were to have re- 
ceived their money last Wednes- 
day, with Tom Gibbons, American, 
who won by a knockout In the 
third round, to have received $50,- 
000 and the Bngllsh fighter 130,000. 
Payment was delayed up to the 
time the men entered the ring, when 
they expected a settlement. It was 
not until yesterday each received 
a partial payment. 

While they expect a further pay- 
ment and settlement, it is unlikely 
they will receive either. 



V. A. F. PUBLISHES WARNING 
ABOUT GERMAN CONmACTS 



liOndon, Aug- 13- 
The Variety Artists' Federation publishes a warning to British 

and American artists against accepting German contracts which are 

at variance with the terms and conditions of the tariff agrreement. 
Such contracts; the warning says, contain clauses which empower 

the German managements to cancel at will and do not provide for 

the payment of fares and baggage aa before. 



BUCHANAN PRODUCING 



Not Coming to America, Neither Is 
June 



y London, Aug. 12. 

Jack Buchanan says he is not 
returning to New Tork the new sea- 
eon, but will remain over here and 
become a producer on his own. 

Buch.anan is leaving "Toni" to 
take a vacation for two weeks. 
"When ho returns June, of that show, 
will rest for the s-ame length of time. 

Stanley Lupine and Binney Hale 
will be the stars of the Laurlllard 
all-English rcviio, opening in New 
York around Nov. 1. 

June's decision not to go to New 
Tork leaves Miss Binney the co- 
itar with Luj)ino. 

i SoFOR BOYS GET OVEB 

I London, Aug.- 12. 

The DuFor Boys opened Monday 
at the Hoiborn Empire and sub- 
stantially scored. They nre looked 
upon here as an American turn, 
although originally from England. 



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DRURY'SFUTURE 



London, Aug. 12. 

Falling badly in drama, domes- 
tic and spectacular, the near future 
of Drury Lane is as yet not fully 
decided. Basil Dean, the new di- 
rector, Is urging an all-star revival 
of "The School for Scandal," but 
there is opposition in the camp 
and it docs not look as if his plan 
win succeed. 

Meantime he has been canvass- 
ing all available Ixindon stars 
about playing in this old comedy. 



NEHAH'S AILMENT 

London, Aug. 12. 

Marshall Neilan has returned 
from Scotland, where he was work- 
ing on location. While here he has 
been undergoing irrigation treat- 
ment for gallstones and an X-ray 
has revealed a total dissipation of 
his malady. American specialists 
had advised an operation. 

Neilan expects to sail for home 
some time next week. 

"TONI" MAY RITN 'TUL '25 

London, Aug. 12. 

"Toni," at the Shaftest^iry, Is 
likely to run Into next year. Bu.sl- 
ness Is exceptionally good and the 
library contracts alone are said to 
bring in {6,000 weekly. 

If it remains here a posti>one- 
mcnt of its American engagement 
will be neccss-ary. 



BAIBNSFATHEB'S NEW SHOW 

London, Aug. 12. 
Bruce Bairnsfather will produ<:e 
a new show at the end of Septem- 
ber. In all probability the cast wjll 
Include Johnny Danvcrs. 

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WOMAN'S ROLE 



London, Aug. 12. 

•"Tiger Cats," that sensational at- 
tack upon womankind by an un- 
kind Dane, Karen Bramson, was se- 
cured by Robert Loraine for Amer- 
ica. 

The latest here Is that the play 
will be produced by David Belasco 
In New Tork this fall, with Lo- 
raine in the role he played in 
London. 

But the piece is Really a woman's 
play and the question arises, whlclr 
actress will David secure for the 
dominating and triumphant wife? 



"ODD SPOT^ CLOSING 



DeCourville's New Revue at Vaude- 
ville Theatre 



London, Aug. 12. 

Dion TItheradge's production of 
"The Odd Spot" revue at the Vaude- 
ville last week will shortly close. 

A new revue put on by Albert De- 
Courville will go into the house late 
In September. 

No cast selections have yet been 
made. 



FEENCH FILH STATISTICS 

Paris, Aug. 12. 

During the week ending Aug. 2 
there were presented at the Paris 
trade shows 14,300 metres of films, 
of which 2,000 metres were of 
French origin, compared with 16,- 
800 m. the previous week (of which 
2,000 metres also French). 

For the month of July tho figures 
were 61,000 metres, compared with 
70,000 metres In June and (3,400 
metres In May. .(' (< . ;: ■ 



. . liOndon. Aug. 1^. 

All cabaret records were smashed 
last week through the Prince of 
Wales visiting the Hotel Piccadilly's 
new show three times. 

A couvert charge of )3 is on at the 
Plocadilly. 



AGAIN TALK j 
STRIKE 4 



'DRPHEUH IN HAKS" 
WITH MAX PALLENBBIG 



Germany's Best Known Come- 
dian Coming to N. Y. for 
Reinhardt's Production 



Berlin, Aug. 12. 

Germany's best known comedian. 
Max Pallenberg, has been engaged 
by Max Reinhardt. 

Pallenberg will go t^ New Tork 
and appear in Relnhardt's produc- 
tion there of Offenbach's "Orpbeum 
In Hades." 



Many Native T^ims Ifti.' 
employed — Salaries and 
Admissions Too Higltu 



BILL BOAROMAN'S JOB 



Turned D^wn Offer From 9ir Alfred 
Butt . 



London« Aug. 12. 

On hearing W. H. ("Bill") Board- 
man was retiring frpm thk manage- 
ment of the Brighton Hippodrome, 
as announced in Variety several 
weeks ago. Sir Alfred Butt sent for 
him, tender^g him an important 
executive post in London, which 
Boardman had to appreciate, but re- 
gretfully decline. 

Boardman's arrangements are 
that he leaves Brighton after his 
testimonial concert, to be given at 
the Brighton Hip Sunday evening, 
as announced In Variety several 
weeks ago, Sir Alfred Butt sent for 
him, tendering him an Important 
executive post n London, which 
Boardman had to appreciate but 
regretfully decline. 

Boardman's arrangements are 
that he leaves Brighton after his 
testimonial concert, to be given at 
the Brighton Hip Sunday evening, 
Oct. 19. He goes to the United 
States early In January, thence to 
Paris, where he enters into busi- 
ness as a' trans-Atlantlc and con- 
tinental agent. 

On hearng this, Sir Alfred ap- 
pointed Boardman his representa-. 
tlve in America while there and 
the same authority on the European 
continent. 



DEATHS ABBOAD 

Paris, Aug. 6. 

Jean Baptiste Favier, former 
chief of Havas News Agency, died 
In Paris, aged 87. He retired from 
the newspaper agency In 1919. 

Claude Auge, publisher in Paris 
(Larousse). 

Mme. Fanny Giron, employed at 
the Casino, Lyons, France, for the 
past 20 years, died at Royat, aged 
58. 

George Duncan of Brooks and 
Duncan, died at Cairo, Egypt, end 
of June. 

M. Marcelly, singer of the The- 
atre de la Monnaie, Brussels, Bel- 
gium, died suddenly of apoplexy at 
DInard. 



Berlin, Aug. 12.- 
Through the large number of for- 
eign acts engaged to play. here with 
the letti^}g down of the bars followi 
Ing the war, numberless Germaif 
turns are out of engagement, witii 
nothing In sight at home. 

N<Awithstanding, the German 
managers say they want to redue» 
the minimum scale for German vit-< 
rlety turns. This has aroused the 
German performers and they again 
are talking of striking. 
„ Aside from the vaudeville condj' 
tlon, it is claimed that salaries «t 
actors and theatre admissions ar« 
altogether too high over here in 
general. The opinion i« expressed, 
that if both are not reduced the the'^ 
attes shortly will be empty. It \m 
expected the admission tax will b« 
lowered. . , 



AMERICAN ACT SHOWS 
IN 2 LONDON HOUSES 



Harry Puck's Original Stunt—*. 

Not Remaining Despite ; 

''.\ Offers • _j 

London, Aug. IS. 

Harry Puck has done the original 
stunt of showing bis act In two Lon« 
don houses the same week. Shores 
ditch Olympla and Hoiborn Bmplr«a 

At the Shoreditch he did splen- 
didly yesterday, and at the Empir* 
was a real riot. The showing* 
brought him immediate offers, in- 
cluding a very attractive cabaret en<< 
gagement. Puck turned them down^ 
saying he is here only on a holiday; 
and leaves for Paris ijext week. 



CHARIOT'S NEW REVUE 



i 



Opening Next Month, With "Ral^ 
Moving from Prince of Wales 



♦ London, Aug. 12. 

During September Andre Chariot 
will produce a revue for the Prince 
of Wales (theatre). 

It will oblige -he moving of "The 
Rat" to the Garrick. 



FAREAB m GERUAN REVUE? 

Berlin, Aug. 12. 
It is reported locally that Ueiul^ 
dine Farrar has been engaged by 
Haller for his forthcoming revue at 
the Adnoitalpalast. 

SHUBERTS BUY "COLLUSION" 

London, Aug. 12. 
■•Collusion," closing S.aturday at 
tho Arfibassador, is owned for the 
dramatic rights in America and all 
film rights by the Shuberts. 



SAILINGS 

Aug. 13 (London to New York), 
Harold Franklin (Olympic). 

Aug. 6 (London to New York), 
Teddy Webb (Majestic). 



TELEFIIONE KNDICOTT M20 



THE TILLER DANCING SCHOOLS 



JOHN Tii.i.icn 

Preiilueiit 

HART RBAD 

Secretary 



OF AMERICA, Inc. 

TEMPORARY ADDRESS 

225 West 69th Street 
NEW YORK 



■Directors 

MARY READ 

RENB TODD 

Attorney 

NATHAN I3U11KAN 



HVednesday, August 13. 1924 



FOREIGN 



VARIETY 



VAPEVDJTS COIOAffi ASSURED 



-« 



ON All OF ENGLAND'S CIRCUITS 



t I 



London Houses Doing Better TlMtn Erer — Old Con- 
^, tracU All Through in '25 — Revues Pall on Pub- 
lic — Moss Tour's Bookings Ail-American 



liOndon, Aug. 4. 

Throughout the country there 
are Indlcatlone the return of vaude- 
vlUe to the affectionate regard of 
the public is not a mere flash In the 
pan. It now remalne for the man- 
agers to make good with the peo- 
ple whom they have wearied with 
tl»e sameness of their programs. 

All eyes are on the reopened E!m- 
■plfe. Here Sir Alfred. Butt made a 

alstake by opening with one real 
ladllner, Nora Bayes, who prac- 
tically had to carry the weight of 
the show, an arduous task for even 
as great a favorite with London 
audiences as she Is. Ben All Hag- 
gin occupied the second position In 
the program but cannot be said to 
have created a success probably be- 
cause he was hampered with more 
restrictions here than In New Tork. 
The rest of the bill was poor. 

Things have been tightened up at 
the historic Leicester Square house, 
however, and business Is improving 
Into a steady upward stride. 

The Palace, originally built as an 
English opera house, for long the 
■world's leading vaudeville house, is 
once more leaning toward variety 
and will reopen soon with the "Co- 
Optlmlsts," an entertainment on 
concert party lines which when all 
is said and done is merely vaude- 
ville in a mild form. 

The London Pavilion Is atlU oc- 
' cupted by Famous Players and pic- 
tures, but at the end of the pres- 
ent lease may go back to Its orig- 
inal position In the entertainment 
world. There Is also some talk of 
the Oxford reverting to the showx 
'jirhlch made it famous. 
' ' Should these things occur the 
West End will return practically to 
Its old aspect except that several 
minor housea have disappeared en- 
tirely and the Tlvoli is a klnema, al- 
though even here pictures are 
leavened with first-class vaudeville 
at times.- When Al. Woods opens 
hU new super klnema, the Capitol, 
he will show big feature pictures 
and will import big American and 
Continental vaudeville acts to bol- 
ster the program up. 

VaudevIiU Doing Well 

Vaudeville is doing wonderfully 
well just now, for the time of the 
year. The Coliseum and Alhambra 
are playiitg to capacity, a thing they 
have not done for many a long 
month. In the case of the former 
house there is no doubt the Rodeo 
Champions are responsible for the 
rush to the pay boxes, while the big 
house across the road is reaping a 
golden harvest from the overflow. 
The Holborn Is also doing remark- 
ably well. The Palladium, the 
third big bouse in the West Knd, is 
playing revue and has been doing 
so for some tlmft, There are indi* 
cations, however, that at the end 
of the run of "The Whirl of the 
World" this house may also return 
to the purpose for which It was 
originally built. 

One of the curses of British 
vaudeville has always been the far- 
ahead bookings of "iltars" and other 
acts. With the future apparently 
assured these have taken lltpa or 
no trouble to get new material, with 
the result many famous names in 
the variety world have kept audi- 
ences out Instead of bringing them 
In. The music hall going public 
knew the "star" acts as well as the 
stars (lid themselves and sought 
recreation elsewhere. 

Clear in 1025 

Now these bookings have been 
whittled down and 1925 will see 
them nearly all disposed of. When 
this happens the books will once 
more he open and all the leading 
agents will leave for America In 
search of ;TStttractlons while Europe 
will be combed for novelties. Thin 
will muse native talent to amend 
fCnntinued on page 4) 

The tiller schools 
of dancing 

143 Charing Cross Road 
LONDON 

Director. JOHN TILLER 



GRIFFITH'S BERLIN STAR 

Berlin, Aug. IS. 

"Dawn," being made here by D. 
W. Grimth, the American director, 
has Hans Schlettow, the screen 
star, in the lead. 

Grlfflth Is making the film In Ber- 
lin and surrounding, only exteriors 
being made. 



London, Aug. 12. 

Hirain Abrams, of the United Ar- 
tists, pictures, is reported on his way 
to this side. 

His visit Is connected with the 
recent departure of D. W. GrifDth 
from the U. A. to the Famous, Play- 
ers. 



PROVDHULHAU. 
PAYS 7iS DIVDKND 

English Revival off Plays as 

literature — "Pansy's 

Arabian Night" 



Aftermath of French-Aus 
Undressed Film Controver 

Parts, Aug. S. 

In connection with the action of 
the French police in arresting and 
detaining in prison six Austrians, 
under the first impression they 
were German, accused of Aiming 
girls in an undressed condition in 
the park at Versailles, Intended as 
an episode for the screen version of 
a French novel, the four girls from 
the dasino de Paris have now been 
charged with the crime of public 
Indecency with the Austrians as ac- 
cessories to the fact. 

As Independent picture men here 
openly declare, the French authori- 
ties, spyrred on by Interested par- 
ties or business rivals, together 
with certain local dailies, have 
made a blunder and hardly know 
how to wriggle out of it. 

It has been an act of Providence 
for the four ladles of Leon VoI> 
tefra'a troupe, two having' risen 
from the back row of the ballet to 
the rank of stars due to the press 
publicity of the case. 

If the Ft-ench Judicial authorities 
make many more stars in this 
manner there will be a glut In the 
market. 

The Austrlana, now out on bail, 
will be released this week, no crime 
being framed against them. 



London, Aug. 1. 

The Manchester Palace announces 
a in-oflt during the year ending 
June 80 of $35,000, plus $26,000 re- 
serve fund. A dividend of 7^ per 
cent Is recommended, free of tax. 
The present vaudeville season con- 
cludes at the end of August and the 
house will run with musical com- 
edies, light opera and revues until 
next ApriL No drama will be 
played. 

The season will open with "Our 
Nell," the cast includirig Jose Col- 
lins, for four weeks. This will be 
followed by three weeks of "Bright- 
er London." The Hippodrome re- 
vue, "Leap Tear," wil$ run a short 
season with George Robey and the 
Hoffmann Girls, and C. B. Cochran 
will later on produce a new musical 
play there prior to Its being put on 
in London. 



FOKEION STABS COMDTO 

Parla, Aug. i. 

Quanault and hla partner, Iris 
Rowe, are sailing for New York 
Aug. 16 to remain a year. The 
French couple Mitty and Tillio will 
also leaves Sept. 15 for the Ziegfeld 
"Follies," remaining until next 
AprU. 

Manuel Veg» la leiTving for an 
engagement with the Greenwich 
Village FoUlea. Luclenna Boyer 
and Mile. Lucie Herval hava been 
booked by the Shuberts and sailed 
last week. 



Another Tryout at Goldera Green 
London, Aug. 12. 
Following the precedent adopted 
for the current Chariot revue in 
New York, Andre Chariot will try 
out a second edition at Golders 
Green HIppodrone Christmas week. 



INDEX 



of p>b*e in thi* !**ue. 

Pages 

Miscellaneous »• 1 

Foreign 8-4 

Vaudeville 5-S 

Burlesque 22 

Editorial • 

Legitimate 10-14 

Sports 9 

Stocks 14 

Little Theatres 14 

Pictures 16-21 

Picture Reviews 19 

Outdoor Amusements 24-27 

Circus 30 

Parks 23 

Music 31-36 

B. and O. Routes 32-83 

Organisti 33-3' 

Disk Reviews 34 

Cabarets 37 

New Act Reviews 38 

Vaudeville Reviews 3D 

Bills Next Week 40-41 

Obituary 41 

Correspondence 42 

Letter List 52 



There Is a revival in plays aa lit- 
erature, and several publishers are 
printing both produced and unpro- 
duced works. The latest ia "Jeze- 
bel," by J. H. Barber. Dealing with 
the Biblical story, Barbor has 
evolved a singularly strong dra- 
matic story in ordinary colloquial 
language and without a trace of 
hlghbrowlsm. 

Whether the play as a play ever 
seas the footlights beyond private 
performance ia doubtful, but it ia 
strong meat and would make a very 
good spectacular film scenario on 
"Queen of Sheba" lines. 



lit 5 M-wths of 1924 
DM 19.4^ Orer 1923 

Washington. Aug. 12. 

The business done by 
amusements for the flrat five 
months of 19Z4 discloses an 
Inorease of 19.4 i>er cent, over 
the receipts for the same Ave 
months in 1823. The total 
amount collected by the Bu- 
reau of Internal Revenue from 
Jan. 1. through May SI, 1924, 
under the amusement tax 
reached $34,972,000, aa against 
$31,978,000 In the same period 
in 1923. 

A large drop is noted In 
comparing April and May of 
this year. May's collections 
amounted to $6,572,000 against 
$7,163,000 for ApriL 



MEUA OPERA Hfiffi HIT 
IN SYDNEY SEASON 



Williamson-Tait Control of Big 

Time Vaudeville — Future 

Unknown 



Will Evans will tour "The Other 
Mr. Glbb," which flopped at the 
Oarrlck. A good deal of controversy 
raged around this play in profes- 
sional circles. Svans alleging its 
failure was due chiefly to another 
man being called In to rewrite willt- 
out consultation with himself. As 
^ counter-blast he is publishing the 
notices received before the play 
was rewritten. 



George Mosart is also forsaking 
vaudtvllle temporarily ttnd is about 
to tour In a farce by Arthur Rlgby 
entitled "The Dara Devil." This 
show was produced In London last 
January, with A. W. Baakomb, in 
the principal role, and failed. 



Doris Molnnaa. PbyUts Acohlbald. 
English, scored ia "Samaoa and 
Delilah." Lina Bcavlapl and Ap- 
polo Granforte created a splendid 
Impression In "La Tosca," well acted 
and produced. 

The success of the season la as* 
sured by the heavy bookings. 

Nevln Talt ia directing the sea- 
son. Charles B. Westmacott Is the 
general manager and Frano Paolan- 
tonio director of the flne orchestra. 



Sydney, July 16. 

The Williamson -Talt- MeltMi Opera' 
Company has taken 'thla city by 
storm. Business at Her Majesty's 
has been capacity. 

Dame Melba scored a triumph on 
the opening night with "La 
Bohemot" Ttie old theatre rang 
for many minutes wttn cneers. A 
splendid cast supported the diva. 

Totl Dal Monte has been engaged 
for a tour of America when the 
present season here finishes. She 
Is not only a very beautiful alnger 
but a very clever actress. 

The cast for "Rlgclettc" included 
Bettino CapelU, Apollo Granforte, 
Umberto Di Leilo, Carmen Tornari, 
Doris Melnness, Oreste Carossl, 
L-.ic' Parodi, Alfredo Muro, Antonio 
Lafn, Anita Roma and Eileen Starr. 

Aga Lahoska, a Polish singer, 
played Carmen in a manner quite 
new to thla country, and proved 
quite a success. At times, how- 
ever, she made the character a 
little too vulgar and not quite 
vampireish enough. She was sup- 
ported by Aurora Rettore, Nino 
Picaluga, Esmondo GrandinL Oreste 
Carossl, Franco Venttirl, Antonio 
Laffl,/^ulgi Cillc, Alfredo Muro and 



Williamaen-Tait Control 

Wllllamson-Talt now control tha 
Tlvoli Theatrea, Ltd., vaudeville clr. 
cult. The firm had a legal action 
pending against Sol Green and 
others over the sale i. a large block 
of shares, which would have given 
them control of the circuit. The 
caae was adjusted out of court 

What will happen In regards the 
Tivnii Theatres is not yet deflnlte. 
Instead of playing their vaudeville 
in the Theatre Royal in Melbourne 
and Sydney, Williamson-Tait may 
make the Tlvoli the vaudeville head- 
quarters. 

Many acts bar* been booked by 
the Tlvoli people to play here. Un- 
til their c. .itraets expire nothing 
much can be <%tne. 

M ..while, H«rry Musgrove, for- 
mer director of the TltoU, has re- 
tired and U now interestad in tha 
building of a nnw movie theatre. 

Williamson-Tait now controls the 
majority of thaatres ta this ooan- 
try, iegitlmata and ▼aadavilto. 
Fuller-Ward la tha only oppoatttoa 
operating lecltlmata aad vaade- 
vlUa. 

Aota In AiMtratla 
"Ulac TlaM" Is ta lU laat aichta 
at the CrltarioB and win bs fol- 
lowed by Jolm D. 0*Hara la 
"Kempy," produced by WUUamsoa- 
TalL 



Business la holdtns ap well at 
Fuller's. The bill Includes Claude 
Dampler's rsTua, the antire'half. 
Jamea Taylor aoorad tha honors 
with Damplar. Acta ta^uda Lorn* 
and Lance, clever cblldran; Howard 
and Wyndham. dancers, good: isss 
and Tony, aaacs aad daadng, 
scored. Toco, Jusvlar. varr clever. 

Tlvoli Is stUl dolag eapaolty with 
Arthur Pria^. Othsr acCs include 
Carr Lynn, Ug; Joc*i MoKay, fair; 
Ruth Astor, unpersoaator, clever; 
Bd lAvlne, iugglar, very good; Ray 
De Vere Trio, •oaca,'$Maabl«; May 
and Keith, songs aad dasMfat; Ukod; 
MoUnarIa, soags, good. 



"Qoorf Meminfl Ooario," HR 
Wllllamsoa-Tait prasantad Cor Iho 
first tiaie in Australia th* Aaior- 
Ican musical comedy, tSood Morn- 
ing, Dearie," with Josia Melvlllo 
featured. The new ahow caught on 
at once and is bound to bo a ooa- 
(Contlnued on page 41> 



AMEEIGABB IH EUEOSE 

Parla, Aug. i. 

In Parla last week: Lois Wilson, 
George Walsh, June Mathls, Car- 
mel Myers, Carlo Eklwards (stage 
manager Metropolitan Opera, New 
Tork) and Mrs. Edwards (formerly 
Gerda Henlus, screen actress), 
Marcus Loew, Louis Wiley (N. T. 
"Times"), Frank A. Munsey, A. H. 
Mathews, R. H. Cochrape (vice- 
president of Universal Pictures), 
Gldrldge Johnson (Victor Talking 
Machine Co.), Gllda Gray and Gall- 
lard Boag. Sam Kingston, William 
Elliott, Ray Goeti and Irene Bor- 
donl. 

Joe Well, representing Unlvaraal 
Pictures, is sailing on the Rotter- 
dam from Boulogne (France) for 
New Tork afte,- launching "The 
Hunchback" in Paris. 

Morris Oest is touring Italy this 
week. 

M. S. Bentham, after a trip 
through Germany, is resting during 
August at a French seaahore re- 
sort. 



ISLE OF WIGHT SEASOV 

London, Aug. 6. 

The Isle of Wight dramatic sea- 
son, which starts In time for Aft- 
gust Bank Holiday, Is good for the 
managers and bad for the artists. 
The former because business Is in- 
variably good, the latter because 
everything Is at West End prices 
and the managers make no allow- 
ances for the extra charges on their 
artists. 

The whole thing Is "lit up" con- 
trolled by Bannister Howard and 
the shows going to Include "Blue- 
bc.irds ElRhth Wife," "The Maid of 
the Mountains," "The Belle of New 
York, ' "Quftllty Street" and "A Lit- 
tle Hit of Fluff," "It Pays to Ad- 
vertise." ;.nd other West End suc- 
cesses. 



NORA BAYES 



The Most Significant Figvr* in LondoD Today 



By M. WILSON DISHERS 

Londoa, Aug. f. 

Why should tha fans have It all their owta wayT Why ahould we 
hear continually what "a great artist" Nora Bayes is? Why not. If 
only for a change, examine her art dispassionately to see not what 
it is worth— we all know that— but what it means. 

Let UM go back a few years in order to place her. Twenty or thirty 
years ago, variety performera In London followed In the footsteps 
of Maria Lloyd and Dan Leno. They depicted life "down our 
street." tha life that consisted of boose, mother-ln-lawa, twins, 
christenings, weddings, washing and cooking. The popularity of this 
style of humor waa easily understood. It bore directly on reality. 

At>out 12 years ago there was a revolution in this class of amuse- 
menL When Ethel Levey floated In on the crest of the wave of rag- 
time, the taste of the London public underwent a radical change. 
^7hereas our delight in Marie Lloyd's school was in gestures, intona- 
tlona and phrases that imitated things we all knew, now' we wished 
to see meaningless movements, unnatural contortions of voice and 
all the other aberrations of Jazs. 

It is worth noting that this occurred Just after the war broke out. 
Nora in Aetion 

Today Nora Bayea outdoes in extravagance all her predecessors 
In syncopation. She shouts, she struts, she gibbers, she waves h«r 
arms like a aemaphore signaller, she takes us constantly by surprlso 
because her actions and behavior can not be forseen by following tha 
trend of the song. 

Of course, she can be expressive If she wants to. In "Dirty Hands" 
she makes you visualise the imaginary child she is speaking to. But 
her moat characteristic performances are those deriving their inspi- 
ration from the antica of the lowest type of negro laborer on the 
plantations. 

What Is behind this tremendous vogue of negroid influences T 
Nothing, perhaps. Yet a shrewd guess may be nxado. If you atudy 
the psychology of the negro, you will see that it is the misery 
of subjection which causes his wild abandon of gibbering Joy la the 
mbmast he reacts against his fate. 

At present the world Is sympathetically Inclined toward thla mood. 
This generation Is depressed, almost overcome with the burdens of 
taxation and the memories of friends lost in 1914-lS. Reality won't 
bear thinking about. The rcd-noud comedian who makes jokea 
about the grim spectre of unrmplo^Rront can amuse only a oortata 
section of his audience. 
As a whole, the public wants to forget everyday Ufa. They can 
rely on Nora Bayes not to remind them. Looked at la thla light, 
she Is the most significant figure In London today. 
Bayes' Qala Nights 

And If you need proof of this contention, yon should be present at 
one of her shows. All the stage triumphs of past years, whether 
won by actress or prima donna, are Inconsiderable compared with 
the shouting and tumult she calls forth at every, performance. 



VARIETY 



FOREIGN 



Wedoeoday. August 13, 1924 



•^ENEnr FOR 
MASTERS IS 
CRITICIZED 



Booking Manager for 30 

Years — Still Has 

Good Job 



London, Aug. 4. 
Harry Masters, retired recently as 
booking manager of the Gulliver 
Circuit, has been appointed man- 
ager of the Hippodrome, Brighton. 
Nothing unuaual In a man retiring 
from one poat to All another, but 
In this case quite a stir is being 
made by attempts to form a ''Harry 
Masters Tribute Fund." 

Over the signature of Ben Tll- 
lett, M. P., a Labor member closely 
associated with the vaudeville 
world, an appeal Is being broad- 
cast to all and sundry, asking the 
recipient to buy tickets for a benefit 
concert or to contribute to the fund. 
The appeal is headed by a portrait 
of Masters, and Tillett In his in- 
troduction alludes to the concert as 
belrg "In recognition of his (Mas- 
ters') thirty years' association with 
the variety world, and as a mark of 
esteem in which he is held." 

Forms are provided in which to 
specify .the number of tickets re- 
quirgd, from a guinea to five and 
nlnepence, and for a de-2rlpt: n of 
the checks by way of donation. A., 
addressed envelope accompa- ies the 
Eollcltation. 

No one has any objection to any 
man grabbing all ho can fairly, but 
what the profession is asking is 
what has Masters done to deserve 
such a "tribute." For thirty years 
he has had t'.:e ball at his feet, 
nets, big and little, have had to 
obey his beck and call, he ha.<«, in 
faetr, been a. sort of vaudeville "god," 
one who could close or open the 
door at will, and for these things he 
received a generou.-i salaiy. Today 
hundrer ; of players are -t of work 
and win probably remain out. Hun- 
dreds of them for years have 
scraped and struggled, hoped, 
pleaded, prayed, for rufflcient work 
to enable them to save for a rainy 
day. There is no "tribute" for 
them. 

Theatrical charities fight on by 
donations and Infrequent benefit 
shows, but no one makes a fuss In 
the hope of filling their depleted 
coffers. 

Harry Masters, after 30 years in 
a good job, 30 years of uncrowned 
vaudeville monarchy, quits his 
present office for another good job, 
and has $5,000 given him by his 
old firm for doing it. 

Hence the "Tribute," • the 1924 
equivalent of the Biblical, "To he 
that hath shall be given." 

A big concert may bo arranged 
"the • most popular artists of the 
concert, theatrical and variety 
world" may have Mndly consented 
to appear in this "memorable oc- 
casion," but what the small act and 
many others are asking is — what in 
the 30 years did Harry Masters do 
for anyone out.«!lde his duty to his 
employers and himself that stands 
to his individual credit? 



C(^ege Dean*g Opinion on 
Shakespeare and London 

Washington, Aug. 12. 

"When Shakesipeare came to Lon- 
don, London waa medieval; when 
he left, it waa modern," said Wil- 
liam A. Wilbur, dean of Columbia 
College of George Washington Uni- 
versity in an address before the 
students on the plays of the bard. 

Dean Wilbur also stated that 
America and England had been 
brought more closely together, due 
to the Infiuence of Shakespeare's 
plays and the common interest in 
his works and philosophy. 

CHABLOT EEVUE UNHOUSED 

London, Aug. B. 

The theatre at which Andre Char- 
lot will produce hla new revue is 
not yet definitely settled. It may be 
the Prince of Wales, but the popu- 
larity of "The Rat" shows no sign 
of diminishing, and the run may 
continue, compelling Chariot to find 
another house. 

The cast of the new revue in- 
cludes Phyllis Monkman, Queenie 
Thomas, Malsie Gay and Morris 
Harvey. 



ALFRED HOLT FOUND DEAD 

London, Aug. 4. 
Alfred Holt was found dead 'In 
his room in a Bloomsbury boarding 
house. From papers in his posses- 
sion he appears to have been an 
American vaudeville artist, but 
thera ia no clue to his relatlvea. 
The Variety Artists' Benevolent 
Fund have taken the matter in hand 
and are searching for people who 
may know something about the de- 
ceased. 



ITALIAN HABIONETTES 

London, Aug. 12. 

Almost unheralded the Italian 
Marionettes have reopened at the 
Garrick under the management of 
Tom Walls and Leslie Henson. 

Since seen at the Scala and 
the Coliseum they have practically 
done a world tour. 

FEOGT OmSH AS LADT BABBIE 

London. Aug. 12. 

Peggy O'Nell will play the part of 
"Lady Babble" in the provincial 
tour of "The Little Minister." 

Basil Dean and E. P. Clift are 
sending it out in a few weeks' 
time. 



Lane Resuming Spectacles 
With First FaU Ftsy 

Iiondon, Aug..!. 

The autumn dranui at Dmry 
Lana, being wrlttan ^r Arthur 
Shirley and Ian Hay, promtoea to 
return to tha old apectacuUr iyp* 
of play which made tha house's 
fortune in latter yaar. 

For one of the senaatlona tha au- 
thors will ntlllM tha .Daatb Ray. 
This acienttfle horror, aomewbat 
discredited by the authorities, has 
had more publicity and baa worked 
up public Intereat hera mora than 
any other Invention for jnany 
yeara. ' 



Slayer of Husband, as 
Act of Mercy, Freed 

Parla, Aug. S. 
Uminska Zysnowski, the devoted 
wife of the Polish poet, who shot 
her husband In a French hospital 
to relieve him of sufteringa from 
cancer, was granted her liberty 
after a strict police investigation. 



GE0B6ETTE COHAFS PASSFOBT 

London, Aug. 12. 

Georgette Cohan, with her moth- 
er (Ethel Levey) and Miss Levy's 
husband, Graham White, were de- 
tained over night when Georgette 
wis denied admission as the party 
was about to enter England from 
Parla. 

The young woman neglected to 
have her passport vised. 



TBEVOB-HABBIS FOB KEITH 

London, Aug. 5. 

Ted Trevor and Dina Harris 
have been booked for a tour of the 
Keith Circuit commencing Oct. 27. 

The tour waa arranged after 
Harry Mundorff saw the couple 
with the Elsie Janls show. 



DUMAS C0PYBI6HT EXFIBES 

Paris, Aug. 12. 
Last Tuesday was the centennai'y 
of the birth of Alexandra Dumas, 
the younger. As a coincidence, the 
copyright on the works of his 
-father, Alexandre Dumas, the au- 
thor of "The Three Mousquetalree," 
expires this week, the extra five 
yenrs allowed (corresponding with 
me duration of the war) having 
elapsed. 

The works of the elder Dumas 
thus become public property. 



BACK IN HANA0£MS;NT 

London, Aug. 12. 

Archie DeBear will resume the 
management, also co-authorship of 
"The Co-Optimists." 

The show reopens Sept. 2 at the 
Palace. 



"THE OUTSIDEB" AS FILM 

Ix)ndon, Aug. 12. 
Leon Lion, Knglish producer of 
"The Outsider," sold his rights to 
the piece in pictures to Lee Shu- 
bert before the latter sailed. 



LEE'S FBENCH COMEDY 

Paris, Aug. 5. 
*L«e Shubert has bought the 
American rights of the latest com- 
edy of Paul Geraldy and Robert 
Spitzers. "SI je Voulais" Uf I 
Wished), produced last season at 
the Paris Gymnase, but which only 
had a short run there. 



Ernie Edelstan Due in N. Y. in Sept. 
London, Aug. 12. 
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Edelsten are 
to visit New York Iri September. Mr. 
Edelsten is the theatrical agent. 



KILMABNOCK. DBAMATIST 

London, Aug. 6. 

"The Dream Kis>s." being produced 
In the suburbs with Cathleen Nes- 
bltt in the cast. Is the work of lord 
Kilmarnock, the British commis- 
sioner at Coblent... Ha writes un- 
der the name of Joshua Jordan, but 
his management takes cnr» to re- 
veal his true identity. 

Several other peers aspire to 
fame as dramatists, but the only 
two of recant years who have 
achievef" any success at it are Lord 
Dunsany and Lord Howard de 
Walden. 



VAJDA DUE HEBE 

Budapest, Aug. 2. 

Ernest Vajda, author of "Fata 
Morgana," now playing at the Gar- 
rick, New York, will visit the 
American metropolis when his «ther 
play, "Grounds for Divorce," is pro- 
duced by the Frohmans at the Km- 
pire. New York, Sept. 22. 

This will mark his first visit to 
America. Vajda is a Hungarian 
newspaper man. ' 



"Puppets" on Tour 

I.,on<lon, Aug. 12. 
"Pup|)et8" will be sent on tour ii 
September with Bobby H;ile and 
Nara Delaney Irif 'Ais pHndprll partM' 




PUBLISHED HAfS 



X^ondon, Anc A. 
Tha priatinc of playa prooaada 
rapidly in London. Evary firm 
of publishara acexna to he doing 
it and preaumably it la well paid 
for by the public (or the author). 
Chatto & Wlndiia hava laaued 
the Arnold Bennett and Sdward 
Knoblock opus 'Xondon Llfs" 
and this makea better reading 
than might ba expected. Thara 
ia more of Bennett in the printed 
text than waa wafted over the 
footlights when the play recently 
fiuied at Drury Lane. Many 
aubtletiea of dialog were lost 
when tha piece was expanded 
Into apectacular dimensions to 
suit a large theatre. 

The same firm has Issued tha 
book of words of "The Discov- 
ery," a comedy wrHten by the 
mother of tha famous Richard 
Brinsley Sheridan and first acted 
In 1763 when It achieved consid- 
erable success. It soon vanished 
from the stage and remained 
unheard of until dug up by Nigel 
Ployfalr and given to Ald<Su8 
Huxley to make emendations 
which would preserve the charm 
of Mrs. Sheridan and remedy the 
defects detected by modern taste. 
As Huxley said, he did his best. 
Tha stories are Jumbled to- 
gether and told in flat stylized 
dialog. "The Discovery" could 
only be regarded with favor 
when everything else was poor, 
as It was in the age immediately 
Pieceding Ctoldsmith and. Rich- 
a^d Brinsley, the real Sheridan. 
From Drama League Library 
From the Drama League Li- 
brary comes "Ayuli," by Laur- 
ence Binyon, which containa 
more poetry than play. It is 
easterq^ in setting and treats of 
the love of a king for the won- 
drous woman, Ayuli. 

"The Prince," by Owen John, 
is an historical play in the 
Drinkwater form, dealing with 
Queen Elizabeth. 

"The Lilies of the Field," by 
J. Hastings Turner, is very Eng- 
lish and in its way entertaining 
reading. It ia the comedy played 
for many months at the Ambas- 
sadors. 

Another play which is almcJat 
as good to read as it is to see 
Is "The Farmer's Wife," by Eden 
Phillpotts, the book of which has 
lately been given out by the 
firm of Duckworth. 

From Dent's comes "Doctor 
Johnson," by A. Edward Newton, 
a work purporting to give au- 
thentic scenes from the life of 
the great lexicographer. It sets 
down conversation after con- 
versation between the London 
celebrities of the period and in 
it all the pungent common sense 
of Doctor Johnson is made to 
prevail. This is all according to 
Boswell, for nearly every word 
of the dialog Is drawn from the 
biography he wrote. The chief 
merit of Newton's play is in its 
selection "of reflections, and in 
this respect it is something of a 
Johnson anthology. As such it 
must inevitably read well, but 
being void of Incident or story it 
would hardly play well in a the- 
atre, whlcli, after all, is the rock 
bottom test - I every play. 

The firm of Benn is publishing 
dramatic works In two series. 
One is "Contemporary English 
Dramatists," lo which have been 
added "The Masque of Venice" 
and "The Scene Which Was to 
WTlte litself," both by 'p. O. 
Oribble; the other series is 
"Contemporary American Dram» 
atists," which has st;.rted off 
with three plays by ^usan Glas- 
pell. "Inheritance." "Bernlce" 
and "The Verge." 

M.iTiy other plays are being put 
Into print, but this is sufficient 
for one week's record. 



^GflARLES MILDARC^ 

• ' '■ ■* *■ " Z<oii4oni July >*,* 
Charlaa lindara^ a well-knon» 
aemadlaa ajad whlatlari died aftar 
a lotur llluaaa July n. Be made hi* 
first appaaranoa at the old City «( 
Varieties, Laada, as a descrlptiva 
vocalUt Coming to London h* 
played tha London Pavilion, Ojtn 
ford and TIroll, but, taking advlejt 
cut out tha "descrlptiva" busineaa 
and stuck to his whistling. He waa 
In tha bill at tha Pavilion for six 
months. Ha tourad America la 
1»0J. Later he played the Austra- 
lian and South African tours. Ha, 
w^ alao A champion swimmer and 
tha winner of ovar ISO prizes. 



POSSIBU SPLIT 

(Continued from page 2) ,^,|^ 

so Indelicate tha aynopsis corflA 
barely be hinted at. • i 

Originally these revivals were in- 
cluded in the programs of the Stiagi 
Society. But as this body s princf- 
pal object is to discover new atii 
thors with "modern" Ideas, the lri« 
creasing popularity of playwright^ 
who are dead and gone was a MV- 
drance to their mission in life. " 
Lady Cunard Interested 

The Rev. Montagu Summers, a 
scholar of great repute who advised 
the Stag^o Society whenever old 
plays were to be performed, sug- 
gested two societies were better 
than one. Three or four members 
of the Council, though retaining 
their share in the old organization, 
formed to run tha new. By good 
fortune Montagu Summert. man- 
aged to interest Lady Cunard. Her 
influence raised funds and increased 
the membership. Society folk 
hastened to Join. Authors such as 
George Moore, artists such as Au- 
gustus John and politicians such as 
Austen Chamberlain were among 
the many distinguished names en- 
rolled. There was 'no dilficulty in 
obtaining the services of the best 
actors and actresses in London. 

All went well until a month or 
two ago. Seising his opportunity, 
Walter Wanger, then in London, 
made an offer to find the Phoenix 
ccn.mercial engagements in New 
York. Some of the Phoenix com- 
mittee were very eager to take part 
in the scheme. Others, however, 
pointed out that if — as was pro- 
posed — they sent all the best play- 
ers across the Atlantic the cocning 
auti'mn season would surc^r. The 
critics are exacting in their de- 
mands that the Phoenix should not 
fall below its highest standards, and 
the society's audiences are the most 
fastidious in London. 

The scheme seemed likely to suc- 
ceed. When the details came to ba 
discussed, several disputes broke 
out. At present a "split" seems 
inevitable. 

There is a belief the committee- 
members who wish to go to America 
wi'l resign and the Lo^on. organ- 
ization of the ^hoanix will divorce 
Itself from the Stage .Socit.ty and 
be controlled by the most distin- 
guished celebrities a* pr^ent on 
the roll of membership. 



Miss Margarete Hessler and Family 

The famous and great violin artist, Miss Hcssler, with her father 
and mother, Mr. and Mrs. L. Raftayette, and the manager. Richard Pitrot, 
made a pleasure trip to Coney Island, last week, and had a fine time at 
Luna Park. This photo was taken at Surf Avenue. 

Wh.-n Mr. and Mrs. L Raffnyette go to Europe they will take the 
Grand Baby. Miss Margarete. with them. Mr. RttfTayctt* will place his 
Little Wonder in a big musical academy to study for one more year, after 
which she will play the principal cities of Europe, for which she has 
niiiny offers. 

iler father. Mr. naftayette will perwonally manage this Little Great 
Mu.sical Genius. ., . "' . i . • 



JOYCE KERR'S LORD 

London, Aug 12 
The enfjagement is announced of 
Joyce Kerr, daughter of Fred Kerr, 
to Lord Talbot de Malahlde. The 
welding will take place shortly. 
Malahide, who Is 50 years of age, is 
the sixth holder of the title, origin- 
ally conferred on a woman, Mar- 
garet O'Reilly, who was created a 
baroness in 1831. 

The lordship proper of .Malahide 
was first created by Henry XI, and 
carries with It the post of "Heredi- 
tary Hi^h Admiral of Malahide and 
the Scfts Adjoining." 

Joyce Kerr wns in "So This Is 
London." . i ■ . . 



VAUM COME-BACK 

(Continued from page 3) 

Its ways and buck up In an attempt 
to keep abreast t>t tha time. 

Another thin« which Is helping 
vaudeville Is the gradually dying of 
the public's affection for revue. At 
any time this was a mongrel sort 
of entertainment, neither vaude- 
ville, or musical comedy, and its 
chief charm for thousands of 
money-i>ayer8 was the leg display 
and partial nudity the managers 
managed to get over. This has In- 
creased as the life of revue wore 
on and the public are tiring and 
have been for some lime. To 
counteract the growing indifference 
producers have become more and 
more ornate and exjravaijant in 
production until today the very best 
of the revues require capacity 
houHcs lo show a profit. 

These things the heads of the big 
imprrtant circuits admit. Variety 
Contiolling has not a .sin^'lc revye 
on its hooks for next year .".nd at 
the moment .no important vaude- 
ville contracts. The Gulliver Cir- 
cuit is very much ^t* th'^ same 
cateprory but has soma- old rontrncts 
which are being workrd i)ft as 
spoedlly as possible. Tiie Mess 
Tour is booking Amerlcar, acts ex- 
tensively and the Stoil houses' are 
always open for novcltif"". 



"EMPEBOB JONES" IN BEBLIN 

Berlin, Aug. 12. 
The ON^ll play, "Emperor 
Jonfl>," will be produced here at the 
Neue Wlen« theatre. ■ 



Wednesday, August 13, 1924 



VAUDEVILLE 



VARIETY 




ONG FROM THE OLD CORNER 
AT WHUE HAMMERSTEIN REUNION 

■\ ■ > ■■ ■ ■ ' — : ■ 

Annual Event Hereafter for Famous Vaudeville 
Managers — Guests of Honor for Rejinion in 
V- September - 



What looks like a big time In the 
~old town will be held when the 
first annual session of the "WUlle 
Hammerstoln Alumni" will be held 
in early September In Keene's Chop 
House. Loney Haskel "and John 
""Pbllock nre the men behind the 
jnove at this time to make the first 
reunion and dinner an annual event. 
All of the Hammerstein crowd, 
■ the men and women who In some 
capacity were associated with Ham- 
merstein's Victoria during the hey- 
dev of its varieties, will be tho par- 
ticipants in the gathering. A meet- 
ing is to be shortly held by some 
of the old 'Hammerstein crowd" to 
determine If it shall be a beefsteak 
dinner. 

In 1914 Hammerstein'a Victoria 
(Continued on page 41) 



BUCKNER BACK 



KID McCOY'S TENTH 

Revealed as Mrs. Mors, Who Ex- 
pects Divorcs 



Arthur Buckner has succeeded In 
digging up a fresh bankroll and Is 
once again dipping Into theatrical 
promotions. The Buckner Enter- 
prises. Inc., has been incorporated 
in Delaware for $tOO,000 and stock 
to the extent of )10,000 has been 
sold at )10 a share. 

This will be used as working cap- 
ital for the Buckner activities, 
which win Include the opening of 
a producing studio at 241 West 43rd 
street. 

Of the remaining stock, $39,000 
worth will be sold. Arthur Buckner 
is president of the concern. 



RAZZING ON DINING ROOM CIRCUIT 
BY SMART MOUNTAIN TRANSITS 



Acts and Bookers Discouraged by Rowdiness of 
Summer Resorts' Guests — One Turn Cancels Af- 
ter Second Performance — Booker Quits House 



DOPFMANHELD 



L.OS Angeles, Aug. 12. 

Indications point toward Mrs. 
Teresa W. Mors, wife of a million- 
aire art dealer, being the tenth Mrs. 
Norman Selby, or "Mrs. Kid McCoy," 
Ml a decree was granted In favor of 
toer husband, Albert Mors, by Judge 
Fleming. 

This all leaked out through the 
fact that the gallant Kid accom- 
panied Mrs. Mors to the latter's 
borne one night recently, where they 
surprised Mors and two women 
companions. A battle ensued, after 
Which the Hollywood police were 
called, and Mors Informed them that 
his wife had beaten him with her 
fists while McCoy was standing 
Itlongslde of her. 

Following the fight, the "Kid" 
Intimated that Mrs. Mors would be 
the next Mrs. Selby. She In turn 
kald she was In love with the for- 
mer pugilist. Mrs. Mors operates 
an art studio, and it is said will 
take McCoy In as her business asso- 
ciate. 

Mors in his suit for divorce said 
that his wife had been cruel to him 
after their marriage. He said she 
,was his stenographer eight years 
ago and that he married her, and 
after making $1,000,000 for her she 
threw him out. He said his wife 
tiad struck him on several occa- 
fcionsi and that he would have taken 
•her across his knees and spanked 
B»er the night she surprised him but 
that he was afraid that McCoy 
Vould have beaten him up. 



TEA SHOPS THE THING, 
SAYS EVELYN NESBH 



Q'lits Palais Royal, Atlantic 

City — Too Many Signs 

and Places 



TEDDY KI^G 

Saxophone player with 

ACE BRIQODE 

and HIS 14 VIRGINIANS 

at the MONTE CARLO, New York. 

Teddy King, a new addition to the 
Ace Brlgode fold, is a reed expert 
of considerable prorassional renown. 
His advent into the ACE BRIGODE 
ORCHESTRA strengthened the reed 
section and is just one more ex- 
planaticui for this sterling dance 
orchestra's success. 

When the band was signed for the 
Monte Carlo, New York, last spring, 
Brigode appreciated he had the 
cream of dance orchestras to com- 
pete with, and his practice from the 
start of bolstering up the Imnd to 
the finest possible point has since 
evidenced the wisdom thereof. 

The Brigode orchestra will double 
this fall with either a production or 
vaudeville. Offers from both sources 
are still under advisement. 



Despite statements of the police 
that Mario GImlnez, 24. a hair- 
dresser and son of the Cuban vice- 
consul to Malaga, Spain, had been 
dispensing narcotics to various 
members of the theatrical profession 
and other habitues of Broadwiflr. no 
evidence has been prodtKed to sub- 
stantiate these statements. 

Gimlnez, recently exonerated of a 
charge of homicide in connection 
with the death of Rcnee Harriss in 
(Continued on Page 20) 



WALLY HOWES' RETUBH 

Wally Howes, former Keith book- 
ing man, is returning to the show 
business as a production agent 
after two years' absence, during 
{Which time he was sales agent for 
IXirant Motor securities. 

Mr. Howes will be associated with 
Edgar J. MacGregor and conduct a 
general agency business. 



Atlantic City, Aug. 12. 
Evelyn Nesblt closed at the 
Palais Royal, Sunday. She claims 
that the owners are using her name 
to draw to both places, the Palais 
Royal and Sliver Slipper, under the 
same roof and ownership, with both 
having the same entrance. Out- 
side there are many electric signs, 
which are confusing. If they had 
compromised with her she would 
not have minded it, but as it is 
now. Miss Nesblt says "It is a di- 
rect insult to my Intelligence." 

When a customer asked the door 
man "Where's Kvelyn Nesblt?" the 
door man was instructed to tell 
them. It is clainked, that "the big 
show is to the right." Which Is the 
Silver Slipper. 

Evelyn also claims those in eve- 
ning clothes are encouraged to go 
up to the Silver Slipper. 

Recently ." party of friends of 
Miss Nesblt went through the works 
of being steered upstairs and told 
her. 

Unless a compromise Is made 
Miss Nesblt refuses to return to be 
billed for two places. 

Miss Nesblt may re-enter vaude' 
vlUe in October with new songa 
She has formed a partnership with 
Mrs. Etetel Farley. They art open- 
ing a chain of tea-shop placea here 
on the Boardwalk, ^^i Greenwich 
Village, New York, and Palm Beach, 
Florida. 

Miss Nesblt is almost certain all 
cafes will be closed tight sooner or 
later and te . shops on tha large 
scale with music and hostesses will 
be a paying proposition. 



Small time bookers experimenting 
this season In lining up a cjrcult of 
resort towns for vaudeville during 
the summer are about ready to 
throw in the towel rather than allow 
the acts to submit futher to the 
rowdy treatment received from va- 
cationists. 

Bookers that are still holding on 
this "dininc room circuit," which 
routes the acta in hotels and board- 
ing houses of the m6untaln resorts, 
are in a quandary as to what type 
of act can click with the summer 
audiences. 

One resort in lining up with a 

booker notified the latter bis house 

wsm resorting to hifh-class trade, 

and, therefore, did not want cheap 

(Continued on paga 41) 



IN "ABTISTS AHD MOBEIB" 

The new edition of Shuberts' 
•*'Arti8ts and Models" went into re- 
liearsal late last week. 

The cast includes Morris and 
iCampbell, Jack Haley, Ned Nor- 
worth. Seed and Austin, Alice Man- 
ning, Harry White, Bert Lahr. 



WAKEFIELD'S THEATEE 

Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. 12. 

The Strand, Watertown, has been 
purchased by Walter Wakefleld. It 
■will play vaudeville under his man- 
agement. 

Mr. Wakefleld was formerly with 
the Four Camerons in vaudeville. 



.WYEB WITH SIB BEN FULLEB 

Qale Wyer has signed with the Sir 
Ben Fuller Circuit of Australia as 
principal producer and comedian 
(or the circuit. Wyer produces re- 
vues. He went to Australia to play 
20 weeks and has remained there 
two years. 



JUSTICE JOHNSON'S SCENE 

Justine Johnson will use a scene 
from the "Nine O'clock Revue" 
from London for her American 
vaudeville tour. The sketch was 
played in Lrondon In the revua by 
Margaret lAwrence. 



STEAMBOAT ACT 



Si^DAYS'RIDETO 
FRISCO FROM 
PnrSBUR^l 



Jack (Rube) Clifford and 

Ted Amsterdam Kept 

Car Moving 



San Francisco, Aug. 12. 
Jack "Rube" Clifford, appearing on 
the current week's bill at the Or- 
pheum, presenting " 'Camera Eye' 
Carter," made a record automobile 
trip across the continent, accom- 
panied by his stage associate, Ted 
Amsterdam. 

Clifford and Amsterdam left Pitts- 
burgh in Clifford's car o« a Tuesday 
morning at 6 o'clock and arrived at 
the stage door of the San BYanclsco 
Orpheum tha following Sunday, Just 
in time for a rehearsal for the show 
scheduled to open that afternoon. 

Clifford and Amsterdam took turns 
driving, and kept their bus moving 
day and night They stopped only 
long enough for meals and to steal 
an occasional sleep of two or three 
hours at a time. Three of the five 
days of the journey they encountered 
heavy rains, they said, and many a 
time thought their trip would end In 
a hospital or a morgue because of 
skidding on treacherous mountain 
roads. 



INTEBSTATE OPENING WEEK 

The Interstate Circuit will open 
next ^eek with a policy of six acts 
and a feature picture, instead of 
the straight vaudeville policy of the 
post. 

The circuit will have Ave full week 
stands at Fort Worth, Dallas, Hous- 
ton, San Antone and New Orleans. 
The Orpheum. Wichita, operated by 
li. M. Miller, will be booked by the 
Interstate and be a spUt-week 
stand. 

At New Orleans a seventh feature 
act will be added to the bills, the 
shows traveling intact over the cir- 
cuit In road show formation. 

Charles Freeman will book the 
shows from the Palace Theatre 
building. New York City. 



300-POUNO PARTNER 



Jaoquaa Hayaa Tsamed with Agnes 
Burr 



H. FITZOEBAID UFESAVEB 

Harry Fitzgerald, vaudeville agent, 
saved the life of a Long Island 
clothing manufacturer last week at 
Freeport, L. I., when he rescued the 
man from drowning. 

The party In bathing suits had 
been on a swimming and Ashing 
trip. The clothier couldn't swhn 
and toppled overboard while the 
boat was in deep water. He went 
down for the second time, when 
Fitzgerald, swimming on the op- 
posite side of the boat, reached him 
and, after a battle, succeeded in 
getting him to the boat. 



Jacques Hayes, whose vaudevilla 
act with "Buster~ Santos was dis- 
solved by the death of Miss Santos, 
Is returning to tha varieties with a 
turn similar to the one she did with 
the deceased artista. 

H. Bart McHugh, putting the new 
act together, has engaged Agnea 
Burr as Miss Hayes's partner. Miss 
Burr, whose home is in PIxfladelphia, 
weighs close to {00 pounds. Sha 
sings, dances and clowns. 



HATTIE DABLINO MABBYINO 

Hattle Darling will become tha 
bride of Morney Weinstain, Chi- 
cago Jeweler, the latter part of neat 
month, with tha ceremony taking 
place in Chicago. 

Miss Darling will retire from tha 
stage after her marriage. 

The actress is a sister of Herman 
TImberg and former wlfa of Hv- 
man Becker, from whom she was 
divorced several years Bto. 

At tha time of tha divorce of tha 
Beckers the custody of their child, 
a dau,fhter, was divided, with each 
permitted to hava the child six 
months in the year. 



Leonard Harper Digs Up Ray King 
from tha Boat Shows 



Leonard Harper, the colored stage 
producer and director, has discovered 
a young man named Ray King, white, 
who has never been seen In any of 
the local theatres. 

King Is a Louisville boy, speaks 
the negro dialect to perfection and 
has a baritone voice. Harper is 
staging King In a new cork act 

King's stage experience was ob- 
tained with steambQat shows around 
his native heath. 



HABT'S GIBLS' 8. 0. S. 

sterling. III., Aug. 12. 

Harry Hart, manager of a girl 
show, which was booked In here for 
a month and made several excur- 
sions into the far hinterlands In ef- 
fort to keep up finances, is A- W. O. 
L. and members of the troupe sent 
out S. O. S. calls to friends and rel- 
atives. 

A week's board and a $60 share in 
the show was a restaurant man's 
casualty; a transfer man is waiting 
for $100, and hotels are holding 
trunks, while the girls have many 
weeks' salaries due. 



Vaudeville Dog's Death 
Behind Suit for $20,000 

Olympla Desvall, vaudeville, 
has started a $20,000 damage suit 
against the Premier Circuit, Inc., 
owners of tha Premier theatre, 
Brooklyn, N. Y., on aocount of the 
death of "Watch," a performing 
dog, which died of poisoning while 
the act was playing the theatre last 
January. The action became known 
when the defendant made applica- 
tion to Justice Benedict In the Su- 
preme Court for. a bill of particu- 
lars. Decision was reserved. 

Desvall states that he, the dog 
and his trained horse were (llUng 
an engagement at the theatre and 
while there, the animals were quar- 
tered in tha basement He alleges 
the dog ato rat poison which caused 
Its death. 

The dog, a Russian wolfhound, 
was valued at $&,000. Th - addi- 
tional $15,000 in tha suit represents 
what Desvall claims to hava lost 
through inability to replace the 
animal. 

The defendant denies there was 
any rat poison in tha section where 
the attlmais were Quartered. 



HOSSHAN'S AUTO ACCIDENT 

Earl Mo.xsman and his wife, also 
vaudeville partner, Alice Turner, 
were in an automobile collision in 
New York Sunday. , Miss Turner 
was severely shaken up and suf- 
fered from the shock. The couple 
were married July 24 last. 

Mossman, driving a roadster, was 
hit by a taxlcab, tha latter ripping 
off one of tha wheels of tha Moss- 
man car. Mossman Is preparing 
damage action against tha owners 
of the taxi. 



MEET BOSS ON LAKE EBIE 

In response to aft ofllcial call sent 
out by Gus Sun, head of the Sun 
Circuit, 75 managers and represent- 
atives will gather at Cedar Point, 0„ 
on Lake Erie. Wednesday (Aug. 20). 
to meet tha circuit's chief. 



Barney's Muffled Cowbell 

Barney Ferguson, wt}o has. 
been conflned for some time 
in tha French Hospital. New 
York, recently petitioned his 
' friends to bring him - a bell 
with which ha could summon 
nUrses to his beside when nec- 
essary. 

Two weeks ago Barney's 
friends acquiesced and brought 
him a hand-bell. This woiked 
successfully for a few diys un- 
til the nurses got the Idea that 
Barney was ringing tha bell 
more often than warranted. 

Barney, who Is partially deaf, 
thought the bcU did not make 
sufllcient noise, and later prop- 
ositioned a friend to brlnR 
down a cowbell. One night 
last week Ferguson clanged 
the bell with such vehement 
swings he woke up everybody 
In the ho.ipilal. 

Finally a rubber muffler was 
In.stallod on the tongue of the 
bell, and although It doesn't 
ring at all now, the nurses 
watch when he swings it and 
rush to his rot. 

Kvcn Barney doesn't know 
the bell has been tamperel 
with, but the surrounding pa- 
tients aj-e grateful for the 
silencer. 



Orphaum Takaa Qoldan Troupa 
Meyer Qolden'a Russian Art Com- 
pany has been routed by tha Or- 
pheum Circuit as "The Imperial 
Russian Art Company," the new 
title being suggested by the Or- 
pheum bookers. The company opens 
at Minneapolis, Aug. 11. 



Tampa House Naaring Completion 
Tampa, Fla., Aug. 12. 
Rapid headway is being made on 
tha erection of tha Rialto Theatre, 
and It win be ready in time to han- 
dle tha regular winter road shows. 



Artia Mahlinger Starting Pan Route 
The Pantages Circuit will havf 
Artie Mehllnger as an attraction. 



MABBIAOES 

Dorotl^ Fuller, well known In 
New York society, and William S. 
David, legit actor, were married 
Aug. 9 In the marriage license bu- 
reau of the Municipal building. New 
York. 

Marjorle White (White Slaters) 
and E<lwln J. Tlerney ("Keep Kool") 
were married In Greenwich, Conn., 
Au(?. 10. The bride opened In a new 
vaudeville act In Cleveland this 
week. 

Josef Swickard, screen character 
actor, and Margaret Campbell, also 
of the films, were married last week 
In Universal City. Both are at 
pre.sent making Universal pictures. 
.Swickard with Mary Phllbin In 
"Miss Vanity" and Miss Campbell 
with Reginald Denny In "The 
Lightning Lover" 

Alice Turner to Karl Moaaman, 
July 24, at Brooklyn, N. T. An-^ 
nouncement made this week by the 
bridu's parents, Mr. and Hra J. 
I Allen Turner of 1027 Putnam, av^- 
nut, lJrovkly»v N. t. _^f,it,{., '^nt^ 



VARIETY 



VAUDEVILLE 



Wcdnggday, August 13, 1924 ^J 



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260 W. 85th St.. New York Oiy.^ 

Mr. E. F. Albce, ' *' ' 

Palace Theatre Bldff., * 

New York, N. Y. ' 

. My dear Mr. Albee: 

I wish to take this opportunity of expressing my sincere 
appreciation and grateful thanks for the wonderful treat- 
ment I received from that splendid organization, the 
N. V. A. Club, of which I am proud to be a member. 

• 

Last Wednesday, whilst on my way to the Palace Theatre 
Buildinjj, I was struck by a street car on Seventh Avenue 
and was taken to the Polyclinic Hospital. Upon my arrival 
there I immediately telephoned Mr. Chesterfield, and in less 
than half an hour Mr. Sutherland was at the hospital to look 
after my wants and interests. 

I feci certain that if all the members of our profesaon were 
JBware — as I am now — to what extent the club looks after us 
in such times of trouble their loyalty to our our organization 
wodld, if possible, be even greater than it is. 

Again expressing my thanl^s to the N. V. A. and its officers 
who so promptly responded at the time of my accident, I am, 



New York, August 12, 1924 



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A • 



Yours most sincerely, 

— J. ROBERT PAUUNE 



\ My dear Pauline: 



Yours of August 11th received, 
of your accident. 



I am indeed sorry to hear 




I have expressed in newspaper articles many times that 
no one knows when unfortunate conditions will overtake them. 
The N. V. A. was organized for the purpose of looking after 
its members, not alone their contracts or seeing that they are 
properly protected during their engagements, but to look 
after their welfare under all circumstances and conditions. 

f 

^ , Your case is one of hundreds that are brought to our 
attention every month from all parts of the world where 
vaudeville artists are located follovring their profession and 
wko receive the same kindly attention that you have been the 
recipient of. 

Please accept my sympathy and good vishes that your 
convalescence will be rapid. 



Cordially yours. 



£. F. ALBEE 



Mr. J. Robert Pauline, 
250 W. 85th St.. 
New York, N. Y. 



MANAGER'SWIFE 

MAYGETSPUT 

OF WEALTH 



Coast Theatrical Man 

About to Be Sued for 

Divorce 



Los Angoles, Aug. 12. 

A divorce suit Js expected to 
shortly start here agalnat a theatri- 
cal circuit manager, who Is reputed 
very wealthy. 

It Is reported the manager's wife 
is deliberating whether she shall 
name a corespondent. Under the 
Calif omla divorce laws where a co- 
respondent ia named by the wife 
and the decree granted to- tJ»r, she 
is entitled under the comnritinlty 
provision to one-half of all of her 
husband's property. 

It has been estimated the hus- 
band is worth between $5,000,0e0 
and $7,000,000, although all of his 
holding* are not in this state. The 
married coupl« have not been on 
speaking terms f'>r over a year, and 
the wife Is said to have seldom ap- 
peared at the family mansion dur- 
ing that period. 

A local attorney has been re- 
tained by the wife. 



ILL ASH DTJTJKED 

Murray and Allan canceled the 
Orpheum, Montreal, for this week 
owing to Allan surCerlng facial 

_ paralysis. Frank und Teddy Sabinl 
substituted. Allan caught cold 
while up at North White I^ke and 
for three weeks_ has been suffering. 
His improvement Is slow. 

Nat Royster, nervous breakdown, 
confined to hospital In Chlc.igo. 
Mrs. Royster, Injured by an auto- 
mobile In Chicago, is also in a hos- 

* pital there recovering from the ao.- 
cidcnt 

Mrs. Jack Weinor, wife of the 
•cent, had auccessfui emergency 



operation for appendicitis per- 
formed by Dr. J. Willis Amey at 
the I>r. Amey sanitarium, 30i West 
7Sth street, last week. Mrs. Welner 
had gangrenous appendicitis, tbe 
most dangerous form of that dis- 
ease. 

Jack Deoton, following an attack 
of typhoid, baa been removed to Dr. 
Cahill's sanit«urium, Otisville, N. T. 
Mrs. Patsy Doyle has been trans- 
ferred from the Metropolitan Hospi- 
tal to Somerset Crystal Springs 
Farm, Bernardsville, N. J., by the 
Actors' F*nnd. ^rs. Doyle was at 
the Metropolitan for six^onths fol- 
lowing a paralytic stroke. 

Wayne Christy, Keith booker. Is 
back at his desk following an acci- 
dent on a Long Island Railroad 
train on which he was a passenger. 
His left hand will be useless for 
some time. 

Pauline the hypnotist was re- 
moved to the Polycliiflc Hospital, 
New York City, Wednesday, after 
he had been struck and knocked 
down by a street car when he was 
crossing Seventh avenue at 47th 
street. An examination revealed a 
fractured rib. The actor arose after 
Mie collision but collapsed shortly 
afterward. 

Billy Pierce, general manager" for 
the iLeonard Harper offlces, right 
hand cut and leg Injured by balky 
"flivver." 

Alice She!don (Bheidon and 
Dalley), who ontil recently had 
beer, playing the Orpheum time, Is 
recuperating in an Oakland, Cal., 
hoppital following an operation. 

Hathaway, the Magici.an, was cut 
when the sword used in an illusion 
act with "Ruth, the Wonder Girl," 
brushed against his cheek as be was 
wheeling them onto the stage at 
New Bedford Ma&s. During the 
turn he concealed the blood on tils, 
face with a handkerchief and was 
later treated by a physician. 



Women Judging Males 

WasblBgtoB. Aug. 12. 

Washington is getting all 
"keyed op" over the forth- 
coming male beaoty contest. 
To make it real good 13 women 
are to be the Judges of the 
contest. 

The aifalr is to run Aug. 
16-23. entries are stated to 
have t>een received, although 
tbe names are being kept un- 
der cover. 



Homer Coghill Struck by Lightning 
Rock Island, 111., Aug. 12. 
Homer CoRhlll, a vaudeville per- 
former, spending the summer at his 
home, <)14 Seventh street, and his 
father, Fred Coghlll, and brother, 
Fred, Jr., were struck by lightning 
Tuesday afternoon while reclining 
on a bed In their home. Homer's 
right arm was In a state of paraly- 
sis for several hours after the crasb. 



gauagher-lutAer 
aluance at end 

Agreement of Separation Dis- 
closed—Won't Pan One 
Another . 



The separation of Ed Gallagher 
and Ann Liuther is revealed as a 
development of the Ann Luther- 
Jack White suit on the coast for 
breach of contract. Gallagher Is 
now living at his home at Beech- 
hnrst, L. I. 

He and Miss Luther were married 
at Oreenwicb, Conn., last spring, 
aad lived together for about three 
months. 

The reports are to the effc(;t that 
when the separation agreement 
was entered into Miss Luther took 
all that there was to be taken. A 
clause in the agreement Is to the 
effect that neither is to "speak 111," 
it Is said. 

Ana Luther Is the fourth Mrs. Bd 
Oallagher. In the past Gallagher 
has always managed to fix np a 
complete release by paying down a 
set amonnt Instead of the usual 
continuous alimony. 

Miss Luther had failed to get her 
final decree of divorce from l*wiB 
in Los Angeles until Just a few 
days prior to the Gallagher mar- 
riage, as her attorney refus^'d to 
obtain It for her until the balance 
due on his fee was forthcoming, ac- 
cording to report 



STEINBERG GETS CHILD 



Wins First Move in Divorce Action 
— Cosiumer Cerespomiont 



Albert Steinberg, former cham- 
pion high diver and more recently 
a booking agent, won tbe first tilt 
In hie marital differences with his 
wife, Helen Steinberg, when Su- 
preme Court Justice Cropsey 
awarded Steinberg the custody of 
his 8-year-oId daughter, Thelma, 
pending trial of the divorce action 
the agent has instituted against bis 
wife, naming Herman Tappe, cos- 
tumcr, of 9 West 67th street. New 
York City, ae corespondent. 

The Steinbergs separated some 
time ago when the husband alleges 
that Tappe's attentions to bis wfe, 
who had been in Tappe's employ, 
wrenched tkeir marital happiness. 
The divorce suit is pending In the 
Supreme Court, and an alienation 
suit for (100,000 also has been filed 
against Tappe by Steinberg. 

Mrs. Steinberg is at liberty on 
$2,000 bail on a charge of second 
degree as.^ault on complaint of her 
husband, who alleges she threw 
pepper in his eyes while ia the lobby 
of the Ro.seland building a month 
age when he refused to discontinue 
the suits pending against her and 
Tappe. 

Steinberg was r^re«ented in the 
custody proceedings by Attorney 
James F. Timoney. Bdward Kelly 
appeared for Mrs. Steinberg. 

The divorce and alienation suits 
have been set down for October. 



BILL MOBRISET BECLABED IH 

Will Morrisey and MIdgle Miller 
left New York yesterday for Ban 

Francisco, where they will rehearse 
for the Harry Carroll revue to open 
on the coast Sept. 22. 

Morrisey is to assist In produc- 
ing the show and is understood to 
have been declared in for a per- 
centage of any profit. 



DALE NOT AT WATBURN'S 

Ned Wayburn's Studios deny that 
Johnny Dale, recently in "The Per- 
fect Fool," will Join their staff as 
an instructor in stage dancing. 
There Is no change in the present 
personnel of the school, the Stu- 
dios say. 



ANDY TALBOT IS 

HANDLING THE; 

COAST 



Chas. E. Bray's .A4>poiiit«- 

ment for New Coast 

Circuit 



Chicaco. Aug. 12. 

Andy Talbot, for maay years om 
of the principal biookers In New; 
York and here, has been selected 
by Chas. El Bray, general manager 
of the W. V. M. A., to snpervis* 
and have complete charge of tta« 
Coast bookings. 

Mr. Talbot will direct tbe book.< 
ings in the new territory without 
having a book, and devote th« 
major portion of his time In see> 
ing that the branch ofBces are well 
supplied with new material. 

With Talbot added to tbe Coast 
theatre forces, it gives Mr. Bray; 
the strongest force of llentenaats 
available. 



Picked Wrong Man as 
Alimony Dodger in Chi 

Chicago, Aug. 12. 
Jimmy CNell avoided the station 
for non-payment of alimony by 
quick thinking. O'Neil was 

awakened in the wee hours of the 
morning by a rap on the door. After 
making inqulrlee. he was Informed 
it was the "law."' 

Henry Shapiro, who had connect- 
ing rooms with O'Neil, was left 
there sleeping with John Law en- 
terUig. The latter took Shapiro to 
the station, where he remained all 
night. In the morning they brought 
the supposed alimony dodger to the 
State Lake building, and upon prov- 
■|ng that he wa.s not O'Neil, he was 
released. 

Shapiro can't see the humor of 
I the Joke yet. — >_i.i-^^iQ^;;ii: ^, _ :^^, 



Wednwday. Attgurt 13. 19^4 



VAUDEVILLE 



VARIETTT 



BOSTON LOOKS ALL SET 
i FOR FULL UNION STRIKE, 
i GENERALLY, ON SEPT. 1. 



Notice Given by Local Managers Under $3,000 Bond 
to Keep Agreement Not to Give In to Union 
Stage Hands, Musicians and Operators — Legit 
Bookings for Boston Not Yet Entered in Ex- 
pectation o^ Trouble > V : 



(il^ICAGO SITUATION 

fk theatrical strike of stage hands, 
i^slclana and picture operators 
wiU be called Sept. 1 In Boston af- 
fecting every house In the city in- 
cluding bur.'es<iue. vaudeviHe. pic- 
tures and legitimate attracticns. 

The unions are demanding in- 
creases above the present scale of 
40 per cent for stage hands (I. A. 
r^.' S. E.), 59 per cent for musicians 
(j^. F. of M) and 46 per cent for 
nocture operator."!. 

ui.The Managers' Association, which 

iticludcs every house In Boston, has 

lietaliated by posting Individual 

(Continued on page 20) 

HPP GKrACTT 
MAY TRAVEL FAR 



HOUSES NOW ON 

AMALQAMATED'S 

BOOKING LIST 
(Full Week) 
Fay's, Rochester, N. Y. 
Fay's, Providence, R. I, 
Garden, Saltiitiore, Md. 
Knickerbocker, Philadelphia 
(Opens next week) 
(Split Week) 
State Street, Trenton, N. J. 
Maryland, Hag:rstown, Md. 
Capitol, Wilkes- Barre, Pa. 
Capitol, Scrantcn, Pa. 
American, Pittston, Pa. 
Lyric, Reading, Pa. 



BALLYHGGING REAL ESTATE 



Four Houses ^tow Set and Oth- 
ers Possible — 8 Girl Each 
if Other Than 24 at Hip 



Marimba Band en Side for Florida's 
Hollywood 



AMALGAMATED'S 7 
WEEKS AT PRESENT 



Independent Agency Getting 
Strong Start for Sea- 
son's Opening 




TOO MUCH HEAT 
WALLOPED AU 



Small Timers Staggered 
Along or Closed 



'The Hippodrome girl acts as 
Aaged by Allan K. Foster to be util- 
iied as a general utility turn for 
the entire blU where openings may 
be found for them In aselstance 
are apt to trarel far In design this 
new season, according to report. 

There la a story that Keith's at 
Cleveland, Boston and PhtladelphU 
may have a compUs •'tnt of the spe- 
cial girls, alsu the :i<tw E. F. Albee 
theatre tn Brooklyn. 

While other cities containing 
Keith's are also reported as likely 
to have the additional support, 
nothing definite taaa yet been set 
for the girl turns beyond the Hip, 
to have 24 girls, with eight each at 
the 81st Street, opening ite legu- 
ler season September 1; Alhambra, 
Harlem and Royal, Bronx, reope*- 
ing Sept S. 

The Hippodrome U now set to re- 
open Aug. 3S. 



Atlantic City, Aug. 9. 

Selling real estate with the as- 
sistance of an Hawaiian marimba 
orchestra is one of the Boardwalk 
enterprises that seems to be get- 
ting a great play on the free mu- 
sical concerts, but not so forte 
otherwise. 

The HoUywood-by-the-Sea, Fla., 
realty promoting company bally- 
hoos them with the marimba band 
and then goes into the land selling 
thereafter. 



"PASSING SHOW" PEOPLE 

The opening of the new "Passing 
Show" has been moved ahead a week. 
The musical will open at New Ha- 
ven Aug. 18. The cast includes 
Dan Healey, Jack Roee, Olga Cook, 
Charley McNaughton, Tracey and 
Hay, James Barton, Bee Palmer, 
Lulu McConnell, Marie Saxton, 
Orant and Simpson. Troder Twins 
and one other principal. 



CHABLES OILPOr'S SCENES 

Charles Qilpin, negro legit actor 
*ho sprang Into prominence in 
-Emperor Jones." Is ktaortly to 
make his vaud debut via the lA>ew 
Circuit. 

- For hia , vaudeville appearances 
Oiipin will do ecenee from several 
playa 



HOUSES OFENINO 

Murray Ginsberg haa taken over 
the State, Beacon. N. Y.. and wUl 
reopen Sept 8. playing pictures on 
the first ha>r and five acts on the 
last with bUIa booked by the Jack 
Llnder Agency. Ginsberg may also 
book In five acts on Friday and Sat- 
urday at the Three Star, Paterson, 
N. J., at present operating with pic- 
ture*. 

The Emery, Providence, now a 
split week on the L<oew Circuit, 
will become a full week stand Sept. 
1. The house is booked by Jake 
Lubin, of the Loew office, and has 
been a spilt week stand since it be- 
gan taking the Loew biUs. 

Loew's Oskosh, Wis., opens next 
week with Loew vaudeville and pic- 
tures the last three days of the 
week. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

The Grand, Calgary, opened Mon- 
day. Orpheum, Vancouver, B. C, 
Opens Thursday. 

Morrison's, Rockaway Beach, re- 
llffiUed the last half for another 
try with vaudeville booked through 
Joe Eckl. Eckl Is ..booking In the 
bills on the same percentage ar- 
ranRpment under which Jack Lln- 
der had been operating before turn- 
ing back the house Inst week. 

The Hennepin, Minneapolis, re- 
sumed Its regular Orpheum vaude- 
ville season Aug. 10 with seven 
acts, offered twice daily and three 
shows Saturday, with a feature 
aim. 



CECIL CUNNINaHAlCS NEW ACT 
Cecil Cunningham la about to re- 
turn to vaudeville and in a new 
song turn prepared by Blanche 
MerrllL 



By the acquisition of Fay's the- 
atres In Rochester, Providence and 
Philadelphia, M. K. Oomerford, 
president - of the Amalgamated 
Vaudeville Agency, adds three full 
woeI:s to the books handled by 
Harry J. Padden, chief booker. Atop 
this Comerford controls the Poil 
theatres in Wilkes-Barre and 
Scranton, now playing Keith vaude- 
ville. No announcement has been 
made by Comerford .-s to the pro- 
spective policies ot his Poll an- 
rc'xations, and If he decides one or 
both will play Amalgamated then 
further bookings will be tacked on 
Padden's list. 

The report has gained credence 
that Frank Keeney's houses, par- 
ticularly his Brooklyn possessions, 
Keeney's and Keeney's Bedford, 
will be placed on Amalgamated 
books this fall. Keeney got his acts 
via Amalgamated Defore, but not 
when Comeford was in executive 
leadership of its ofBces. 

The Knickerbocker, dark in 
Philadelphia this summer, coming 
to Comeford in his recent deal with 
Fay and Mike Shecdy, reopens next 
Monday v.ith a vaudeville show 
booked by Padden. This will be a 
full week, the same as the Fay 
houses offer In Rochester and 
Providence. 

Comerford Is expected In New 
York Aug. 16, when a meeting of 
the Amalgamated theatre owners 
and managers will be held in' the 
Broadway offices ot the Amalga- 
mated. • At that time Comerford Is 
expected to make public his pro- 
posed policies with the newly- 
acquired Poll theatres tn Wilkes- 
Barre and Scranton. 
The unwonted activities of Comer- 
ford within the {>ast few weeks 
puts Amalgamated in a formidable 
booking position and glvea Booker 
Padden greater -cope In routing 
acts receiving more consecutive 
time and giving Ar algamated 
greater strength than It baa evei- 
experlenced. 



Wee Georgie Wood 

This week (Aup. 11), Palace, 
Chicago. 

Next week (Au?. 18), Orpheum, 
£>cs Moines. 

Opinions of other people. 

r. D., In Ran Francisco "Dally 
News," said: 

"Our prediction is you'll soon be 
paying more to see Georgie." 

LSritish boyhood playlets. Scottish 
son characterizations. Stories and 
poems. 



ARTISTS' CO-OPHtATWN 
OF BENEFIT WITH ASS'N 



Chicago's Big Agency's Book- 
ers Need Freedom in 
Action 



Chicago, Aug. 12. 
Every Indication from the the- 
atres which are now operating as 
well as general conditions of busi- 
ness and prosperity in the middle 
and far western states, as well as 
north and soutii of Chicago, point 
to the forthcoming season being the 
forerunner of the L:ggeet year 
(Continued on Page 20) 



ROYALTY AGREEMEKT 
BY FOX FOR ACT 

"Round the Town" Autiiors 

and Producers Make Demand 

Upon Hai:ry Fox 



The heat wave last week hit the 
small-time houses of Greater New 
York and elsewhere a telling wallop, 
with the worst week's business in 
many years reported. 

The terrific heat sent the neigh- 
borhood crowds to the seashore, but 
their presence at beach reisorts. 
however, did not add greatly to the -^ 
coffers of the concessionaires, most 
preferring to don bathing suits ard 
sprawl around the beach, and many 
of them sleeping on the beaches. 

Many of the theatres ntlght easily V 
have closed for the business at- 
tracted, but remained open despite /; 
the scarcity of audiences. Perform- •• 
era also felt the discon^flture. but 
struggled through their perform- - 
ancei in a valiant attempt to enter- ^, 
tain what few bad paid their way ., 
through the gate. f. 

A number of theatres rigged up j^- 
auxiliary roof gardens atop the the- 
atres and placed them at the dis- ' 
posal of players between perform- 
ances. 

Two Brooklyn houses, the Wood- ' 
row and the Supreme, dispensed 
with the supper shows for the week 
In order to ease up on the per- 
formers. 

Beach theatres fared little better 
than the Inland houses and also 
drew sparse attendance during the ' 
week. People who rushed to the 
beaches to seek relief steered clear 
of theatres or other indoor attrac- 
tions. The only exception noted 
was the New Brighton at Brighton 
Beach, which held up remarkably 
well. 

Several of the out-of-town small- 
timers were so badly hit they hove 
propositioned their bookers to carry 
them along on the cuff until busi- 
ness picks up. Three Jersey coast 
houses cancelled the last halt bills 
Thursday morning, claiming there 
was no use of sending a show down, 
since the patrons were practically 
living In the surf. 

Although those who have followed 
the warm spell in previous years 
may set forth argument that it has 
been jiist as hot In other summers, 
managers and bookers agree that 
the condition has never been worfl4 ' 
than this year. ..i' 



MABEMcCANE, 
UNPAID $7iO 



BANKRUPT, HAS 
ALIMONY CLAIM 



Actress Before Marrying "Wealthy" Cincinnatian 
Reported to Have Had Over $100,000 Worth 
of Jewelry — Owes for Equipment of Acts 



Mabel McCane, who Is going to 
enter the bankruptcy courts this 
week in a thoroughly finished style, 
seeme to have concItJded she will 
slip the Job of collecting her ali- 
mony over to her creditors. With 
quite a list of creditors. Miss Mc- 
Cane is pleading as her single asset 
an Item of $7.60 (seven dollars and 
fifty cents) weekly alimony due and 
unpaid from her former husband. 
Victor E. Murray, of Cincinnati, for 
about a year and a half. Miss Mc- 
Cane did not go to the trouble of 
mentioning the gross due her to 
date from the Murray family. 

Among the actress' creditors arc 
modistes ajid fur people, also a 
scenery man or two and others, 
with the debts arising from Mies 
Mc0^i^e*B outfitting of previous acts 
forvaudcvllle, in which she starred. 

Mabel McCane. one of the most 

popular young women of musical 

comedy and vaudeville, with a wide 

circle of friends, all of whom she 

(Continued on page 41) 



MARCELLA'S TARGET TIME 



Spanish Dancer Not Much of a 
Dodger— DIvoree 



l<os Angeles, Aug. IS. 

Mrs. Marcella Nolan, Spanish 
dancer known aa Marcella Valdes, 
was granted a divorce from E. P. 
Nolan by Superior Court Judge Ira 
Thompson following her assertion 
that he threw chairs at her, beat 
.nnd drove lier out of their home. 

Upon one occasion he struck her 
over the head with a rocking chair 
and knocked her unconscious. 



JACK WILSON Ain) LOEW'S 

Jack Wilson and company have 
been routed for a tour of the L«ew 
Circuit opening, Sept. 8 In New York 
city. Al Grossman arranged the 
bookings. • I : 

Wilson has been a standard Keith 
act for years past, also appearing In 
musical comedy productions. 



Following a complaint of H. J. 
Manklewicz a'nd S. J. Kaufman to 
the Keith office that Harry Fox, at 
the Palace, New York, this week, 
was using materlaUrom "Round the 
Town," a revue recently written and 
produced by Mankiewics and Kauf- 
man, the Keith people ordered Fox 
to eliminate the material In ques- 
tion. 

The mIx-up was finally adjusted 
when Fox agreed to pay Manklewicz 
a royalty for the material alleged to 
be from tlve- boolp of "Round the 
Town." 

' The complaint was fllod Monday 
after the matinee and immediately 
brought to the attention of Fox. 
The artist, according to the Keith 
ofllce, agreed to eliminate the mate- 
rial, but used it Monday night The 
Keith offlpe thereupon notified Fox 
the material must go out before the 
Tuesday matinee or cancellation 
wouM follow. 

Fox will continue In vaudeville, 
using his current act, but wlU pay 
a weekly royalty to the author, who 
Is a newspaper man on the stair of 
the New York "Times." 



KME. TUCKER STEPPED 
ON GAS, 'TIS CHARGED 

Ordered to Moderate Lyrics- 
Si 5 Daily for Musicians to 
Shout Her Name? 



CHICAGO DIVORCES 



Frank Shaniipn Wants One — 
So Doss Ethel Van Buren 



Madame Sophie Tucker, following 
her opening at the Palace, New 
York, Monday, was ordered to mod- 
erate her material and eliminate one f 
or two catch lines In her song rou- 
tine, according to reports around 
the Palace Tuesday. They said 
Soph was stepping on the gas. 

Miss Tucker's new opening— 
namely, having the entire house 
orchestra stand up and greet her in 
unison aa "Madame" Sophie Tucker 
— Is threatening to l>ecome a Broad- 
way gag. According to reports. It ' ^ 
costs Soph $15 daily, but the pub* ' 
llclty U worth It. 



TAKIHO CABE 09 TEE FOLKd 

Chicago. Aug. 12. 
Ole Olson, (Olson «ind Johnson), 
last week purchased a 70-acre farm 
In Libertyvllle, III., and presented It 
to his father and mother. 



Chicago, Aug. 1>. 

FYank L. De Oroot, (^rank Shan- 
non), haa been granted a divorce 
from Katharine De Oroot, (Kather- 
Ine Gilbert), on the grounds of de- 
sertion. 

Ethel Van Buren (Ethel Barr — 
Barr and Evans) has filed suit for 
divorce from her sengwrltlng hus- 
band, Burell Van Buren, charging 
cruelty. 



NELSOFS SECRET XABRIAOE 

Atlantic City, Aug. 12. 

Bobby Nelson ("Artists and 
Models") Is here with his wife, who 
was Peggy Shevlin, "Miss New 
Tork," in the 1423 betaty pageant. 

They were married In New York 
City, April 38, and have the affair 
a secret. 



LEW FIELDS' SKIT 

Lew Fields will go Into the Pal- 
ace, New York, the week of Aug. 
25, heading six people and a sketch 
titled "The Upstarts," sponsored by 
the Blanchards. 



EHGAOEMENTS 

Jack Fairbanks, Florence Major, 
with "The S(A I>odgers" (C. & 
Maddock). 

Claud Cooper, "My Son" (QustaT 
Bloom). 

Leslie Barrie, "Their First Baby." 
» ■ ■ 

BIBTHS 

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Rousseau, son; 
born July 26, died July IS. Mrs. 
Rousseau Is convalescing at Oak 
Bluffs, Mass. 

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mosconl, Aug. 
10, at the Nursery and Child's Hos- 
pital, New York City, son. The 
<Xather is of the Moaeoni Family. 



VARIETY 



VAUDEVILLE 



'V" 



Wednesday, August 13, 192#: 



WELL SATISHED BIG TINE AGENTS 
MUST SPEED UP OR GET OUT 



Booking Office Reported Checking Up — ^Delegate 
Most Important Part of Business to Inexperienced 
Assistants — General Shakeup Reported Due 



A general shakeup of big and 
■mall time agents doing business 
through the Keith office will me- 
terlalize before the opening of the 
coming season, according to sources 
close to the Keith heads. 

The shake-up has been an an- 
nual prediction and ruinor for 
years, but It Is currently under- 
stood that the Keith officials are 
angered at the complacency shown 
by several of the veteran agents 
with a list of standard acts work- 
ing continuously. . 

This type of agent must bestir 
himself and utilise his specialized 
knowledge of talent by bringing In 
new JfLcea to the Keith bookers, or 
walk the plank. 

The new acts developed In the 
past three years, other than tem- 
porary combinations and turns 
from the legitimate and musical 
comedy ranks, have been discovered 
and developed by the younger 
agents, according to a Keith official. 
The others seem content to go 
along and concentrate on standard 
acts which they have been handling 
for years without bothering about 
"catching" shows at night or pick- 
ing up new faces. 

This task has been delegated to 
an assistant, usually & youngster 
without the ripened experience or 
Judgment of the agency head, or 
ignored altogether. One stunt of 
the older agents which has been 
successful In th« Columbusing of 
new faces without the "odiious" 
necessity of night work has been 
to have standard acts do the pio- 
neer*work when playing with a new 
turn that hasn't caused a "ripple" 
as yet and Is waiting for recogni- 
tion. 

The standard turn approaches the 
act extolling the merits of such and 
such an agent and secures a prom- 
ise from the act to go and see the 
agent. Nine times out of ten the 
agent Insists upon a further "show- 
ing" so that he can check up which 
means just so much additional de- 
lay. 

One of the veteran agents and 
probably the most far sighted of the 
group leads the entire lot in the 
discovery of new faces. He at- 
tributes his success to Judicious 
advertising and personal actWty In 
"catching" In hlde-a-way kooeas, 
never being too busy to spend a 
night thusly. 

The report around the Keith In- 
side circles Is to the effect a check- 
up Is now being made on the num- 
ber of new turns brought in during 
the past two years by the agents in 
the Keith ofllce. When this is com- 
pleted the remedy will be applied, 
according to the story. 



FOX'S COMEDY ON MARKET 



Larger House Took Away Profit — 
May Go to Stock 



Fox's Comedy, Brooklyn, Is re- 
ported on the market and may 
shortly be dropped from the Fox 
Circuit. 

Corse Payton has been proposi- 
tioned to take the house for stock, 
but Payton passed it up. 

The house is located In the Will- 
lamsburgh section of the borough 
and had been profltable until the 
erection of the Republic, a few 
blocks away and of 2,600 capacity, 
playing vaudeville bills booked 
through the Fally Markus office. 
The Comedy Is a 1,200-Beater, with 
Pox vaudeville and pictures' until 
recently, when It was converted Into 
a straight picture house. 

Al Luttringer, who has operated 
stocks throughout the country, may 
Install a stock there If negotiations 
are closed this week. 



NO 3-A-DAY 



Temple, Syracuse, Going 
Straight Pictures 



Into 



Syracuse, N. T., Aug. 12. 

Syracuse will be without a three- 
a-day vaudeville house this seascn. 
Devoted to vaudeville and pictures 
since Its opening years ago, the 
Temple, operated by William and 
John Cahlll, with A. A. Van Auken 
as house manager, m the future will 
be a first-run film house. 

Van Auken will continue as house 
manager, but the pictures will be 
booked by Frank Sardine, manager 
of the Crescent, also owned by the 
Cahllls, but operated by the Sar- 
dines (Frank and Al) in conjunc- 
tion with the owners. | 



=5=^ 



Work For Colored 
Acts For Two Years 

A number of negro acts 
playing vaudeville hereabouts 
have taken up routes booked 
either by S. H. Dudley in 
Washington, D. C, or Martin 
Klein (white), Chicago, the 
latter representing the The- 
atrical Owners' Booking AMo- 
clatlon, which supplies colored 
acts to colored houses in the 
South and Southwest. 

It Is understood that acts, 
accepting time from the T. O. 
B. A., can work consecutively 
for two or three years, play- 
ing in some of the houses two 
and three weeks straight, the 
majority, however, being full 
weeks. 

Among eastern combina- 
tions that have signed for a 
Dudley tour is that of Em- 
mett Anthony (My Dog) and 
Irving Miller, both principals 
with the former "Eillza" show. 
Miller has put together a lit- 
tle musical tab, presenting a 
condensed version of "Eliza," 
with himself and Anthony 
playing the male leads. The 
Anthony and Miller company 
started in Cleveland, went to 
Chicago and will work its way 
via X/Ouisvllle and Little Rock 
on through the T. O. B. A. 
circuit. 



WIDER AOION IN FAST BOOKING 
WITH MANAGERS AT MEEHNGS 



Keith Office Under Steam with New Booking Syi^ 
tern — All Acts Getting "Break** — Managers 
Know What They Want 



GLEN FALLS BATTLE 



Rialto and Empire Strugglinfl for 
Summer Business 



23 "mY-ours 

AT PALACE AJW. 



Lineup Grows Larger — 
Bookers Miut Sit In 



COAST MATINEES BETTER 

San Francisco, Aug. 12. 

Whether it is due to the fact that 
practically all of the legitimate the- 
atres are dark here at present the 
vaudeville houses, notably the 
Golden Gate aud the Orpheum, have 
been enjoying a sudden jump in 
matinee attendance. Both housoa 
report decided increase in receipts 
with heavy play on the afternoon 
trade. 

There has been no noticeable in- 
crease in the matinee business at 
picture houses, so the answer Is 
believed to lie in the scarcity of 
legitimate attractions. 



"Tryouls" for the Keith bookers' 
Inspection at the Palace appear to 
be growing larger as the new fall 
season looms up. Liast Thursday 
exactly 23 acts were on the list that 
was arranged for the 10 o'clock 
"lineup" at the Palace. 

In this array 6f new talent, there 
appeared a number of operatic ar- 
tists. Including Mile. Rodlef, an 
operatic soprano. The Great Paris 
offered a novelty act. Professor 
Patrlorlo presented a musical turn, 
while Mr. Cantor, baritone, dis- 
played his voice. There were quite 
a number of singing and dancing 
acts, with the usual array of com- 
edy frameups. 

All of the Keith bookers are ex- 
pected by the office chiefs to sit in 
on the "try outs." 



Glens Falls, N. Y., Aug. IS. 

A vaudeville battle Is being wagea 
here between the Keith - booked 
Rialto, managed by Jack Hutcneon, 
and ttte independent Empire (O. H. 
Stacey Amu43ement Co.), managed 
by Charlie Greenstone. 

Both houses play a vaudeville and 
picture policy. The Rialto, a 1,400 
seat house, turned them away last 
week with a bill topped by O'Hanlon 
and Zambini and the picture, "Bab- 
bitt." The Empire featured the 
Kincald I>adies, with business fair. 

The Empire, through a tieup with 
D. Ldnehan & Bro., a local whole- 
sale baker, Is giving away coupons 
at the hoiMe on a "two for one" 
bosls. Each purchaser of a loaf of 
bread Is given a complimentary 
ducat, which, with a purchase of 
one ticket additional at the box of- 
fice, will admit two patrons any 
matinee or night except Saturaays, 
Sundays or holidays. 



WILLIS REOPENING 



Jack Lindsr Booking and Herman 
Phillips Managing 



Alice Morley in Shubert Show 
Alice Morley, who has been doing 
a "single" in the vaudeville houses 
around New York, last week signed 
a contract to join Shubert's "Artists 
and Models." 



2-IN-1 FOR SMALL TIME 



Burns and Kissen Re-engaged for 
Two Turns on Same Bill 



The "two-act-ln-one" policy, suc- 
cessfully tried on the big time is 
to be adopted to some extent on 
the small time next season. 

Burns and Kissen, currently on 
the Loew Circuit, have been re- 
engaged from Sept. 1. They will 
contribute two acts, first in their 
regular two-act and later in a trav- 
esty on "The Barber of Seville," 
In which they will be supported by 
four others. 



WALTEE MYEES ftUITS WEBER 

Walter Myers last week severed 
his connection with the Harry 
"Weber agency and has become 
booking representative for Vincent 
Ix>pez. 

Myers had been connected with 
the Weber office for a number of 
- years and represented Weber on thb 
•ixth floor of th«»Kelth booking de- 
partment. 

"PLAUTATION DAYS" AS TAB 

Chicago, Aug. 12. 
The colored revue, "Plantation 
Days," which played around here 
for two years and recently made n 
toup of the Pan time, has been 
routed In the W. V. M. A. and Or- 

^lieum,jJ5., Kous^ "P^l^J^^SP^?: 
Tlshman A GrccnwalcT are the 
■ponsors of the show. The former 
la a booker for the Thiclen' circuit, 
affiliated with the W. V. M. A. 




MURIAL KAYE 

■y ■' " ' '"A'bA't^pEf^ tffltoisriwcTioM-"" •' '■' •■- •- 

■^co-Hng -v'nW li<(r' Vtriatllfe <^rinciife' ni Ixjcw'S ' ftth'ti, ^W tofV, ' thfi 
week (Aug. 11) In Virginia Ogden's "Flashes of Melody and Dance." 

Featured are a toe-strut and an original acrobatic dance which proved a 
show stopper at the evening performance Monday. 



The Willis, Bronx, will reopen 
Aug. 25, resuming its vaude policy 
of last season with Jack Llnder 
again handling the bookings, 

Llnder booked the shows for the 
last few weeks of last season and 
was the third booker to handle the 
Willis, which started with Harry 
Romm and later switched to Fally 
Markus prior to Llnder. 

The policy will be Ave acts and 
pictures on a splU week basis. 

Herman Phillips, who managed 
Keith's Alhambra for several years, 
has resigned to assume manage- 
ment of the house when it reopens, 
displacing M. Kashin, assigned to 
another house of the Consolidated 
Exchange, which operates the 
Willis. 



Routes for opening and body of 
the bill acts are being issued faster 1 
by the Keith Circuit than ever b». 
fore, according to the agents. Tll»t 
reason Is said to be the new bookrt. 
ing arrangement and the presenM* 
of the out-of-4own managers wW , 
have taken part in the booking?,' ' •' 

According to the agents, tW 
bookers formerly concentrated upon 
standard acts, comedy acts and . 
"names," figuring they could b^qli i 
the others from week to week. ' ' 

Under the new arrangements tkaf ' 
ordinary turns are being given the 
same break as the important ones, 1 
due to the interest of the out-of- 
town managers, many of whom are 
more concerned with this branch of 
their bills than the headliners. The 
managers feel that the comedy 
turns and headliners are usually 
routed early, with the result they 
are given other acts tj make up « 
bin that don't measure up, the 
others being booked as needed, . 
which allows many to get away to j 
other circuits when they are offered i 
routes. ■;! 

The experience of one agent l^k 
typical. He submitted a list wlpi 
Ave standard acts and four others 
for bookings. The four minor onea \ 
were routed immediately when sev-' 
eral of the out-of-town managers 
signified a willingness to play them 
on their past showings In their 
houses. 



ERNIE yOUNG REINSTATED 

Returns to Booking Floor of Asso- 
ciation, Chicago 



Chicago, Aug. 12. 

Ernfe Young has been reinstated 
with the W. V. M. A. and Orpheum 
Jr. booking offices. 

Young is granted the courtesies 
of the floor In the capacity of pro- 
ducer. 



KEITH OPENING SHIFT AUG. 31 

Washington, Aug. 12. 
The local big time Keith house is 
switching Its opening date from 
Monday to Sunday afternoon, effec- 
tive week of Aug. 31. 



Santley and Sawyer Albt Keeps on 

Joe Santley and Ivy Sawyer's 
vaudeville turn, "The Little Revue," 
will remain hi vaudeville, with Jay 
Dillon and Betty Parker In the 
SantUy-Sawyer roles. 

Santley has signed with the next 
"Music Box Revue." 



New Playlet for Charlotte Walker 
Charlotte Walker has shelved her 
vaude skit, "Kisses," but will 
shortly resume her two-a-day ap- 
pearances in a new playlet. Norman 
Hackett will be retalr.ed as chief 
support. 



N. V. A. POST SHOW ..'l; 

The third annual entertainnacAt 
of the N. V. A. Post, No. 69«, 
American Legion, will be held in 
the Colonial theatre, New York, 
Sunday evening, Aug. 24. 

The scale of prices for this yearly 
show of the vaudevULians will range 
from 65 cents to |2.7S. 



NEW ACTS 

Lou Clayton (Clayton and Ed- 
wards) with partner (Clayton aiid 
Irving) new to stage. 

"Four Queens and a Joker," 
Bobby- O'Ncll. 

Bessie Rcmpel In "The Back 
Porch," with three people. ' 

Paramount Quintet. 

Hope Sister, with jazz band. 

Eddie Hunter, formerly featured 
with the colored show, "How 
Come?", doing the comedy scene 
(ioiic^r/ifng' '■ fto6t^egfgltig ' 'aMIvKlek 
ttdi ' a^ratigba ' to ' Woffucfe ^he' 'Ml 
In vaudeville, wUh Billy HIggin.s, 
also «f the same #iow, M kis K'n 
dpal support. 



INCORPORATIONS 

Klein Contracting Co., Brooklyn; 
restaurants, theatres; $1,000; Her- 
man Klein, Jacob Klein, Murray 
Klein. (Attorneys, William God- 
nick & J. A. Freedman, 215 Monta- 
gue St.) 

Mercury Amusement Corporation, 
New York; theatres and dance 
halls; $5,000; Arthur Smalley, Max 
J. Le Boyer, O. V. Flelschmann. 
(Attorney, BenJ. Krauss, 291 Broad- 
way.) 

» Miralste Theatre Co., QloversviUe; 
amusement park, theatre, etc.; $20,- 
000; Charles Sesonske, Jo. W. Fry, 
B. W. Kearney. (Attorney, R W. 
Kearney, GloversviUe, N. T.). 

Fine Art Amusement Corp., New 
York; theatrical; $5,000; Directorsi 
L H. Brown, Raphael Bronstein, 
Alex Fox; Subscribers, Abr. Levy, 
Lottie Binder, Cornelia LoewenthaU 
(Attorneys, Houdin & Wittenberg, 
110 West 40th St.) 

Hassard Short's Rits Revue, Inc^ 
^ew York; theatre proprietors; 
production of burlesque and vaude- 
villes, etc.; $5,000; Alexander Wer- 
ner, Gerson Werner, Nettle Saron. 
(Attorney, William Klein. 152 West 
42nd street.) 

Directors' Pictures, Inc., New i 
York; $1,000; M. D. Charles, J. M. 
Mullin, E. M. James. (Attorney, Ed- , 
ward M. James, 1650^roadway.) 

M. B. and F. Film Producing Co* 
Inc., New York; pictures; $20,000; 
Marks Behrman, Hyman Cinder, . 
Morris Fishier. (Attorney, David ] 
Leavenworth, 256 Broadway.) • ' 

Fox Corp. for Baltic States; deal < 
in motion plctrre cameras; $25,000; 
Perpy Heillger, Edith H. Kunen. 
George Blake. (Attorney, Percy 
Heiliger, West 55th street.) 

Southern Tier. Theatre Co., El- « 
mira, N. Y. Capital, 3,000 shares, 
par $100; 3,000 shares, no par. Di- 
rectors, J. John Hassett, Malcolm 
D. Gibson, George Denmark. Staf- 
ford D. Noble, Edith A. Thompson. 
Isaan Allison, Sheldon Roe, all of 
Elmira. 

Becton Pictures, Inc., New York; 
pictures; $20,000; Eflwln Siltrn, Re- 
becca Belsky. W. Christy Cnbanne. 
(A. S. Friend, 36 West 44th street.) 

Vernon Novelty Co., Inc., NOW 
York; manufacturing novelties; $10.- 
000; Mary Caputo, Edward Wechsel- 
man, Abraham Wcchselman. (At- 
torney, Charles L. Raskin, 23$ ^ 
Broadway.) »■ 

Beverly Bindery, Inc., New York; | 
manuf.icfuring checkers, games, ■ 
etc.; $5,000; David Jacobs, D. J. Lev- 
"witz, George Sommerm.'in. (Attor- 
ney, A. H.-Rush, 13-21 Park Row.) 
., , ,, Maisaqliuoetts . i _ > 

, „^«ner>«ao,Mi»t9rica( film Ce^ 1*^^- 
ton;' $25,p00; 2,566 shares $10 cmh; 
president. Robert T>. Hoamor; trrfiv- 
urer, Walter T. Kenney; Cilttrt k^ 
'Kemp. 



Wednesday, August 13, 1924 



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VARIETY 




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BCB8CRIUTION: 

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INSIDE STUFF 



01 VAUDEVILLE 




JuMan Bltince U announelnc his final •eaaon aa an Impersonator In 
skirts. Mr. Bltlnge gives no inkling, however, of what <uture stage plana 
he may have In mind. As an Impersonator o{ the feminine for nearly 
20 years, there would be decided curiosity amongst his legion of admirers 
to see him in a straight male role throughout a play or turn. ESUns* 
was the first female impersonator of a decade in his first adventuM 
into professional ranks to attract general attention. He never has lost 
the oommandlng position then assumed by him. 



i NEWS OF THE DAILIES 

Mary Miles Mlnter returned to 
New York after 10 years, last 
IThursday. The once-upon-a-time 
Dflilte screen star has now grown 
much heavier and older In appear- 
ance She is here to enter the legit, 
according to her own announce- 
tnetits, but also said that a picture 
Offer would not be spurned. 

Blza Helfeti, sister of JasCha. the 
famous violinist, has eloped with 
Siarold Stone, 24-year-iBW son of 
IUm millionaire president of the 
Orand chain stores. She and her 
Sister Pauline were members, of the 
"Dream Girl" company and EI»a 
bas announced her retirement from 
the stage. 

A. 1.. Krlanger Intwids to build 
three new houses In New York soon, 
•fce says. One will be west of the 
Zj<ttle theatre and the others on 
p\otB just as centrally located. 

Mrs. Flo Hart, divorced wife of 
Kenneth Harlan, failed in her at- 
jtempt last week to get ajimony 
from her former husband. A money 
settlement was iiot Incinded in the 
original decree and Judge Craln 
rnled that he had no power to 
modify or amend any of the pro- 
visions of the original order. 



A vaudeville turn recently showing In New York for the bookers 
accepted the first engagement offered to keep worUns. Th turn signed 
with the Pantages office for a tour of the circuit. 

Two days later the act was made a flattering offer from the Keith cir- 
cuit, but had signed contracts with the former offlco. 

The tA-oducer, deciding to accept the Keith offer, switched three people 
in the turn and sent It out on its opening date. The reiwrts were bad 
with the producer called in by the Pan representative who wanted to 
know what was the matter with the act. 

The producer informed the office three of the people bad refused to leave 
town and he replaced them, thinking it was all right. 

The Pantages cTlce cancelled the act and it opened the toUowinc week 
tor the JiCeith office with the original cast. ' ; 



The Theatre Owners' Chamber of 
Commerce last week heard the de- 
mands of the Operators' Union, 
.which is making a 30 per cent wage 
Increase demand. The question was 
idiscussed at length by both or- 
Caaizatlons. -but no action taken. 
!AJM>ther meeting wtU be held this 
lireek. 



■Frank Lloyd's successor to "The 
Sea Hawk" for First National- will 
)>e called "The Silent Watcher." 
Adapted from a Satevepost story, 
••The Alt.ir on the Hill," by Mary 
Roberts Rinehart. 



With the Frank Tlnney-Imogene 
iWllson case cold for the time being, 
[With Tlnney on the ocean for Lion- 
don, Broadway speculation the past 
^'week has been how much of Tin- 
Siey's money his wife would get 
>rhen their separation or divorce 
becomes effective. Some estimate 
that in the past 10 years Tinney has 
.teamed $600,000 and then refer t* 
4il8 Long Island property, worth 
P4S.000 and pUstered with a $20,- 
• 1)00 mortgage. 



Bdna Leedom and also perhaps Flo Zlegfeld appears to have been saved 
a heap of trouble by the brilliant Blanche Merrill, when Miss Merrill 
turned over to Miss Leedom "The Buckwheat Tosser," a new song writ- 
ten In the best Merrill style, which means the lyric Is flawless. In this 
instance it's extremely humorous also. While the laughs are frequent 
during the song, there Is a howl at one of the lines. 

Miss Leedom opened with the current "FoUles" without any of the 
Merrill sctagk. Shortly following the premiere Zieggy ordered out the 
Leedom numbers, and persuaded Miss Merrill to replace them. 

As a buckwheat tosser, Mfss Leedom sings that "the batter la the 
better" to attract men, since she as a buckwheat cake maker "gets" the 
men through their stomachs, while the vamps, etc. 
The howling line occurs during the following stansa: 
^ "If King George came to this country 
And walked in on this scene. 
And ate one of nty hot cakes- 
Well! Ood Save the Qu-ien!" ^ : -. 



RIGHT OFF THE DESK 

• By NELUE REVELL / 

, Hotel Clarldge, New York. 

Back In winter quarters! The Boardwalk In all right in its place, but 
Its place la a", the setiahore and my place In in New York, so we have • 
had to separate. And after tny roamlngs. this ninth flour corner room at 
the Clarldge looks mighty good to me. When I think of the colorless, 
uninspiring hospital surroundings I had this time last year and then look 
around at this room, big enough to stage "Ben-Hur," all seems too good 
to be true. 

The summer resort hotels that advertise "a wonderful view" have noth- 
ing on this hostelry. From where I sit at my desk, I can see up Broad- 
way as far as SOth street through one window, and through the other the 
Hudson river and Jersey. And anyone who wouldn't be satisfied with a 
view at one and the same time of the Qreat White Way, the river and 
the country would be hard to please. 

Edgar Guest wrote a poem, "It takes a heap o' llvln' In a house to make 
It home." 

Edward A,rl!ngton, my host. Interprets It differently. He knows a hea» 
of cretonne In a room will help to make It home. He found more ways 
than one of transforming a room into a home for me; he put a handshake,., 
a hearty welcome In It. Ho requested every member on his staff to spare 
no effort to make me understand I was 'at home. Arid, thanks to him and 
the highly cfllcient housekeeper, Miss Lillian Carroll, I have a home. And 
I haven't been as happy and comfortable In ihany, mahy years as I am 
today. 



Despite the scarcity of sure-fire two men comedy turns In vaudeville, the 
situation bids fair to become more acute t>y the conscription of many 
of these acts by revue and musical comedy producers for forthcoming 
productions. 

It is estimated that from 20 to EC of the acts have been signed by 
various legit producers. It is figured others will be signed also before 
tt)e yoting season is very old. . 

Earl Carroll has snapped up Miller and Mack and Hawthorne and Cook 
for his new "Vanities." "Bohemtans" have Moran and Black for 'Xlreen- 
wlch Village FoUies," Seed and Austin have been taken over for the 
new edition of "Artists and Models" and Shaw and Lee will go with 
Bd Wynn's "Grab Bag." 

Other producers have the remainder of the list signed, but are holding 
up their announcements so as not to Interfere with present engagements 
In vaudeville. 



Furthermore, I'm^ unpacking my trunks and sendlnji them to the '•attic* 
All I need now is a record to play on the phonograph Eddie Cantor aAd 
Nan ^alperin sent me. The one I mean Is "Put on Your Slippers. XOu're 
in fqr the Night." 

Only one unable to walk for many long years can know what Intense 
delight It is for me to get around on my own feet once again. I feel just 
like t];e little boy. who gets up Christmas morning at 4 o'clock and scoots 
dpwn to see the Christmas tree and the presents and then finds so many 
things he wants that he can't make vp his mind which to take first. | 
go from one window to the other in my room, from the table to my chair, 
to my desk and b&ck to the windows, finally exhausted I sit down to won* 
der if it is all really true. 



Lewis & Gordon have obtained a 
play from John B. Hymer called 
"Lizzie, the Waltr»ss." 



Earl Carroll has announced that 
lie intends producing a French skit 
this fall with Peggy Hopkins Joyce 
■•w its star. 



Conscience," by Don Mullally, 
will be one of next week's open- 
jnKs. getting under way at the 
Cherry Lane Playhouse Monday. 
The cast includes Ray Collin.«i. Lil- 
lian Foster. Rosemary King. Robert 
Hobson and Daniel McCarthy The 
locale of the piece U In the Yukon 
nnd it is said to be one of those 
jrca Istic" things. Roy Walling Is 
making the presentations. 



Following the acquittal of Wil- 
liam J. Fallon, his wife said that the 
Eossip concerning her husband and 
Oertrude Vanderbllt, actress, was 
Jjntrue. Mrs. Fallon said he was a 
mome loving man and not the White 
Way frequenter he had been paint- 



Dorothy Earle^.formerly of the 
ZleKfeld Rlorlfied, may marry Baron 
Kichard aichlcr, of Germany, ac- 
cording to cables from Europe The 
naron Is said to be financial adviser 
to the King of Sweden. His seat of 
residence is In Baden. 



Tn . ^''^ Blackmer and Lenore 
I'lrlp nre Involved In a romance, ac- 
cordlnp to a copyright "Mirror" 
- "tory. They are vrsltlne: ni.-xckmer's 
parents in South Carolina .at prc?- 
ent. DnvM Belasco, Mls.<« TTlrlc's 
-^ jnanaBrer, has gone on r«-ord as be- 
ing oppo.'od to the match. 



Mrs. Charles n. DIIllnKham's de- 
cree of divorce her.Tmr> fiti.-il In 
Paris Sund.w. arcordinq; to ailvlccs 
received. She marrie.l tlie |)rodu'-er 
In 11)1,1, l„^i„j; Riioon Kearney Ueforo 
the weiMiner 



Vc:,v\ Willie, in Denuville, Iia.^ 
tal:en Iipnm l>ath.s fo.cet a siin- 

AH-<^. W HU'-- loTfi^ ' foffJ<ltltf ' W.ro 
iilte an Indian than a brach hound. 

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The "Amateur Night" boom Is on again In small-time thastres, picture 
houses and resort town theatres. SmaH-tlme performers with time hang- 
ing heavy en their hands are hiring out to the agen',s handling this 
feature and are said to be earning enough to keep thesk going until the 
regular season sets In. 

Most of the actors get a flat rate from the agent, generally fT or $1« a 
night, to manage the embryos and do their stuff in addition. The acts 
figure it a break that would be greater if they could fill In every ylght 
of the week. At present it Is Impossible, since the amateur nights are 
generally spotted early in the week by houses conducting them. Never- 
theless the performers feel that the trip to the resort towns Is more or 
less recreation, and their remuneration Is sufllilent to finance a flopping 
place and three squares a day. 



England Is commencing to feel lis shortage o( comedians, also of 
women in leads for musical comedy. The two or thpee women In demand 
over there are getting big money. A couple of favorites are ranked as 
second raters, however, for ability and there may be more of the unmen- 
tioned second raters. 

English managers cabling for Vivienne Segal some weeks ago found 
she wanted $1,600 weekly to appear in London. The Londoners thought 
ft too much. 



'Jever come across a bunch of old keys that you once kept shiny wlUl 
use. and wonder what they were all for? I did the other day. and I ftpent 
an houd, when I should have been writing this colpmn. In sortlnf; thorn 
and finding in my mind the locks they used to At There was one for 
the office I used to have; the last time It had turned It fastened a door 
between me and the world at active service. Another had siven admit- 
tance to an apcu-tment that was called home. There was a thin, flat one 
for the desk where I had planned and written many a story tor this show 
or that. There were some Tor trunks, steamer and wardrobe and cut 
trunks, that I had not seen for almost six years. Some of them I will use 
again, others, never; but I shall keep them alL 

There is one door they can always unlock, the door of happy memories. 



While Mary Miles Minter was on her way to New Tork a report came 
in from Chicago that out around there when Miss Minter was asked If 
she intended to go into vaudeville, that the former picture star replied: 

"No, Indeed, not vaudeville. That's the back yard of all show business, 
worse than the circus lot." 

Which left the westerners wondering when the unrelated portion of 
Miss Mlnter's life on a circus lot happ^ed. 



Everyone reads now and then about some trustful parent sending Uttto 
Johnny or Mary on a journey by parcel post, but so far I havent heard o< 
anyone but myself being sent around by freight. I start all nay excursions 
by going down in the service elevator, because in that way I reach 
the street level and avoid long filghts of i^tairs. I may be classified as. 
freight, but ril be satisfied so long as I'm successful In dodging "the 
baggage car ahead." 

At the stage door of the Apollo theatre In Atlantic City I was waiting la 
my chair for — no. I'm not a John. I was waiting to congratulate Charles 
Evans on his performance In "Wages for Wives." A Ford car pulled 
up to the curb, and a man got out, saying as'he did so: 

"Howdy, Nellie! Aren't you lonesome for a bill roomT' 

It wus dark and I could not see his face, but the vernacular was ^ 
familiar, for he was James Brown, the advertising manager of the theatre. 
In one hand he had a 'bundle of show papers and In the other he carried 
a bucket of paste. He had just come back from billing a route, and I got 
no bigger thrill out of all my stay than the sight of those companionable 
old tools of propaganda. I just reached over and without a word patted 
the paste bucket as I would have shaken the hand of a long-lost friend. 
Its odor was a scent far sweeter than the most expensive perfume ever 
distilled. . . 

Some years aso in this column I made a prediction In optimism. It 
was that some day I would be sitting in the front row at a theatre again, 
applauding a vaudeville show. George Jessel, who was pla>lng the 
Orpheum circuit In (he west then, wired me as soon as he read it, that 
"I holM I'll be on Uie bill." I have seen numerous vaudeville shows since 
I returned to my w'orld again, but none of them sitting In a regular theatre 
chair in the front row until last week at the Globe theatre In Atlantic City. 
. Mr. Young, the manager, and his son "Bud" escorted me down the aisle 
and saw that I ^ouj comfortable and then I looked at the program. The 
first name my oyea lit on was that of George Jesselt. He hadn't seen me 
since he sent the wire, but he remembered me and told the audience all 
about it, and the audience seemed to get as much thrill out of it as 1 did. 

That's what I call a dream come. true, a prayer answered. 



SPORTS 

Olympic Games Deficit 
The reeclpts of the Olympic 
games in Paris are about 2,000,000 
francs below estimates. They reach 
approximately 6,000,000 francs, 
whereas 8.000,000 francs were ex- 
pected, the difference being made 
up by insurance companies which 
took the risk from the committee. 



The annual Rockvllle Regstta, an 
affair of interest to Charlestonians 
(S. C.) and residents of the sea 
islands and the lower sections of 
the State, will be held this year, be- 
ginning Tuesday, August 19, ac- 
cording to announcement ty Com- 
modore W. Y. Stevens of the Sea 
Island Yacht CIul». 

The regatta, as usual, will la.st 
three days, boat races being sched- 
uled for each day. It Is announced 
that at least three of the sea island 
boats will enter. Tliewe are the 
Kvelyn. of .John's Iclanil, and win- 
ner of the pories last year; the ifn- 
dine, of Wailmalaw. and the Minne- 
haha, of lOdistox. An Invit.-.tion 
al.so hn.s been exten'lcd the Mount 
Pleasant Yacht Club, the Carolina 

the Kell, the U(?tty U. ajid the May 



B., to stage a series. Two cups will 
be offered this year, one going to 
the winner of the sea island races 
and one to the winner of the special 
races. Canoe races also will prob- 
ably be held. 



Tad Janes' Hopes 

Tad Jones has hopes of turning 
out another championship eleven at 
Yale this year. While be realizes 
the heavy toll graduation took on 
his well nigh Invincible team of 
last season, the famous Ell coach 
t>elleves that he will be able to 
weld a strong team from the vet- 
erans and second string men re- 
turning, coupled with the best 
players from tha powerful fresh- 
men aggregation of 192S. He counts 
on picking up some very promis- 
ing materials from the latter 
source. 

Though believing that the team 
will he n. strong one. Tad is mak- 
InR no predictions that It will 
sweep through the intercollegiate 
football field with the juggernaut 
power of last year's eleven. It Is 
aliiiii.st too much to hope that he 
can dui)licate such a machine for 
1924, but if he can turn ou'. one 
&7i per rent .as Knodf JfAf^ ^f.y, atU\ 
f^fUki^if) ^how \h(B, du*lv'l9 al| Itii 
contendcis. 



As far as the traveling public le concerned It doesn't make nearly 
ait much difference who Is president of a railroad as who the redcap Is 
that meets them at the train. Those who make frequent journeys in and 
out of New York after a while get to know the redcaps and have their 
favorites, and though a redcap seems only a cog in the wheel of a great ' 
system, yet a pleasant smile and greeting from the one who betws our 
bags can often make us feel that we have gotten home again. 

Over at tho Pennsylvania station Is one named Boyd — William Is his 
first name, I believe — who has been piloting my wheel chair to and 
from the tralnj on my Atlantic City trips. He seemed elated over some- 
thing the day I left on the last excursion, and .1 inquired what it was. 
He told me that on that day he had been with the Pennsylvania for exactly 
26 years. 

•TTwenty-six years!" ' exclaimed. 

"tha, ma'am," be replied. "This Is gettin' to look like a steady job 
for me." 



A reader of my coIifMn in the Indianapolis "Star" writes me that .she 
thinks from nSy writing I must be a combination of Babe Ruth and 
Abraham Lincoln. But she didn't say which she was stronger for — me 
wallop or the whiskers. 



Wanted to Exchange — A rubber air cushion for a pair of s|>are tires for 
the car that Ja.ck Conway has promised to promote for me. Nice boy. 
Jack. 



Jack PuLtski puts dp a lot of paper and gets a lot of advertising about 
his frlen<lHhip for me, then r.ime to Atlantic City on his vacation while I 
was there and didn't look me up. I wouldn't even have known he was 
there hiid I not read alxH^Iu.s Itoing caught In a raid. Meow! 




T hafp* t^\ cast aspersion on th<ni*»(jltallty of my dear old summer boss, 
Nick S<'hen<''k;.l)ut facts are facts. Ka^ltst^r that I was In the hospital 
T received .a .seasons pass to Palisades AmtlSeiDfint Park, and the first 
yfiof \ fyn, w* ,L did not k''' one. . , , 

But ) ar}i, ygoini;, uKVi; thc|r« ,,^t t^e ' diiflit^ ' 
tlie' gate. 



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VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



Wednesday, August 13, 1924 



T^lA 



"AMERICAN ACTOR'S FRIEND AND 
SAVIOR" IMPORTS FOREIGNERS 



Lee Shubert Reported Bringing Over Number of 
English Shows and People — Army of Unem- 
ployed Equity Members Heard About Lee 



The nnnounccment that Lee Shu- 
bert contemplates bringing over a 
number of English productions in- 
tact during the coming season has 
been anything but heartening news 
to the army of unemployed Amer- 
ican actors. They had been led to 
believe through their officers In 
Equity that Lee Shubert was the 
friend and savior of the American 
»ctor by being the first to sign the 
new agreement with the actors. 

Shubert is due back this week. 
It was during his current trip he 
contracted to bring over the pro- 
ductions with foreign casts. 

The first will be "Havoc," run- 
ning at the Haymarket, London, 
since last January. This all-Eng- 
lish company will t-e Installed In the 
Maxine Eliott, New York, during 
September. Other .foreign attrac- 
tions may be announced when 
Shubert reaches these shores. An- 
other announcement Js the Lauril- 
lard Revue. 



CHAS E. EVANS BACK IN 
HARNESS AND MAKEUP 



WILKES AND ALCAZAR 

Report Producer May Abandon 
'Frisco House 



San Francisco, Aug. 12. 

Rumors are persistent here that 
Thomas Wilkes intends to give up 
the local Alcazar. The house has 
been dark since "The Caliph" de- 
parted for Los Angeles following a 
disappointing run with Raymond 
Hitchcock as its star. 

Dean Worley, Wilkes' gener;,! 
manager, departed for the South- 
land a week or two ahead of "The 
Caliph" and soon after the show 
left resident manager Lionel B. 
Samuel also followed. 

Wilkes is believed to be com- 
muting between Los Angeles and 
Chicago. 

Wilkes Is to take over the Co- 
lumbia Jan. 1. Speculation has 
been rife as to what he intended to 
do with the Alcazar when that time 
came. 



"Grounds for Divorce" at 
Two Shubert Houses 

When tbe Charles Frohman, Inc.. 
production of "Grounds for Di- 
vorce" takes its preliminary tour 
out of town, it will play Shubert 
houses in Baltimore and Washing- 
ton, both of which towns have K. 
and E. houses. 

In Washington it will be the 
Shubert-Belasco and in Baltimore 
the Auditorium. Lee Shubert owns 
the play and Gilbert Miller secured 
It from him for Ina Claire. 

The piece is by Ernest Vajda, au- 
thor of "Fata Mortrana." 

GILDA GRAY PLAYHOUSE 



Playing in John Golden's 

"Wages for Wives"— No 

Publicity Yet 




Charles E. Evans, veter.-.n actor 
and former member of the world- 
famous team of Hoey and Evans, 
has donned the grease paint and Is 
appearing on tour In John Golden's 
production of "Wages for Wives." 

Evans's return to the stage Is 
credited to ^!s love for it, rather 
than necessity, aa the comedian l9 
said to be Independently wealthy. 

Golden Influenced the vet to re- 
turn to the footlights and has thus 
far not permitted his press depart- 
ment to capitalize u^on It. 

Hoey and Evans reigned as favor- 
ites for more than two decades In 
vaudeville, and listed among their 
greatest successes was "The Parlor 
Match." 

"Old Hoss" Hoey, the other mem- 
ber of the team, died a number of 
years agp. 



Alternating Prima Donnas 
For "Madame Pompadour** 

"Madame Pompadour," the Vien- 
nese operetta which Charles Dil- 
lingham and Martin Beck are pro- 
ducing to open Beck's new theatre, 
will have alternating prima donnas. 

Hope Hampton has been signed 
as the first prima and candidates 
for alternates are now being heard. 
Dolores Cassinelll, formerly a pic- 
ture star also, is among the leading 
possibilities for the Job. 



HOPPER ON HIS OWN 



Secures Backer. — Salary and Per- 
centage Not Agreeable 



Site on East 58th Street Obtained 
By Gil Boag 



Through the Thomas J. Gillen Co., 
of 152 West 42nd street, Gil Boag 
has" secured the premises 128-130 
East nsth street on a plot 40x100 
for a theatre seating 299. It will be 
named the OUda Gr.iy riayhouse. 

Miss Gray <iMis. Horif,-) will give 
exclusive society entertainment in 
the little theatre. She also will 
manage the house, assisted by her 
husband. 

William Lawrence Bottomly is 
dr.TV/Ing the plans. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bo.tk are at ores- 
cnt nbro.Td. 



DeWolf Hopper this year will 
take the opera company now play- 
ing with him at Poll's, Washington, 
on tour, with runs scheduled and 
planned in both Baltimore and Bos- 
ton. 

Hopper has been playing Gilbert 
and Sullivan and light opera for the 
past three seasons under the same 
New York management, represented 
with the company by George Sam- 
mis. The season in Washington has 
been highly successful, while pre- 
vious weeks on the road, including 
a tour of 84 consecutive weeks, 
brought little better than an even 
break. 

Hopper is now working on a sal- 
ary and percent.ige basis and was 
report:>d dlssatisfled with the ar- 
rangements. He and his manager 
dissolved relations amicably and 
this week will be final. Following, 
Hopper goes on his own, strength- 
ened by a backer. 



DIED 

On Seventh 

«t Kelth'B Palace, New York. 

this week (Aug. 11) 

GUESS WHO? 



E. J. SULLIVAN, BECK'S MGR. 

E. J. Sullivan, mana,u'er of the Or- 
pheum, St. Louis, and formerly the 
American nianagcr for K.-irah Urrn- 
hardt, will manage Martin Beck's- 
new theatre on 45th street, west of 
Eighth avenue. 



Sara Sothern in Original Role 
Sara Sothern, of tho original 
"Fool" company, will play her role 
o. Mary Margaret In the London 
proaucticn, which gqeS. (In Sept. IJ, 
with Fraiilf' C\iVz6n m.'illffiR' the 
oresentatlon. 



KOSLOFF ADOPTING US 

Los Angeles, Aug. 12. 

Theodore Michaelovick Kosloff, 
1 allet master, after 12 ye.irs in the 
I'nited States has decided that this 
country meets with his approval, 
.•!0 he filed a petition to the tinlted 
States District Court asking t'.it 
n.atu alization papers be granted 
hicn. 

Kosloff, a native of r.u.'^sia, was 
born Jan. 22, 1882. 



SHOWS IN REHEARSAL 

"Lingerie Lunacy' (A. H. Woods) 
Kltinge; "The Tin Lizzie" (John 
Cort) Cort; Ed Wynn's "Grab Bag" 
(A. L. Erlanger), Frolic, 



AHEAD AND BACK 

Charles McCII'ntock la In advance 
of *The Best People" on Us abort 
*our before coming, to the Lyceum, 
New Tork, next week. Ainsley 
Whlttendale wlU be back with the 
ahow at the Lyceum. 

Clarence Wllletts will be man- 
ager with the new Ei Wynne revue, 
"The Grab Bag," opening at the 
Globe, New T<)rk, In September. 

Clifford Stork, associated with 
Jules Hurtlg In the production of 
"Just Married," has Joined the exec- 
utive forces of A. L. Jones and 
Morris \Jreen, and will have charge 
of the new Gallagher and Shean 
show, "The Two Mustgettheres." 

Bob Erwin has signed for one of 
"The Thief of Bagdad" companies 
and left in advance of it Monday. 

Al Deischman has retired from 
the road to b«coihe associated with 
a new legitimate producing concern 
in New York. 

Every afternoon a crowd of man- 
agers and agents can be found in 
the pool room In the basement of 
the Gayety theatre building whiling 
away the time at "Kelley pool." 
The "boys" shoot for E cents a ball, 
and, judging from some of the ex- 
citement over the playing of certain 
shots, onlookers Imagine the stakes 
were a million. Among some of the 
outstanding shooters are Harry 
Leavitt, Frank Lea, George Ashby, 
Eddie Lester, William Garen and 
William Moxson. 

Henry Pennypacker goes ahead of 
one of the "Little Jessie James" 
companies, traveling to the western 
coast and back. William Hexter 
will be back with It 

Walter (Sidepocket) Messenger 
has signed to go ahead of one of 
the *Ttaln" comi>anles, in all prob- 
ability being assigned the Southern 
show. 

Frank Gibbons, slated to manage 
the new tour of. the Ed Wynne 
show, has shifted his services to the 
"Nervous Wreck," playing the big 
cities. 

George Ashby will again manage 
the Ada May company of "Lolly - 
pop." 

Howard Gale goes South ahead of 
one of the "Little Jessie James" 
companies. 

Johnny Curran Is slated to handle 
the advance for the "Gingham Girl," 
now getting ready for the road. 

Clarence Willetta managed "Sally" 
last season. Next fall he will be 
back with the Ed Wynne show. 

William Moxson will be attached 
to the John Golden forces again 
next season. 

Leon Victor, covering Canadian 
territory with one of "The Ten 
Commandment.s" outfits. 



Harry Ridings Heading Committees 

Chicago, Aug. 12. 
The management of the Wash- 
ington Park race course, under con- 
struction, has 8eleete<l Harry W. 
ItidinKS, manager of Cohan's Grand, 
afi the head of 20 or tn6rc cotitmit- 
teeA that will li* madt lip <Sf vhritius 
business groups In the city. 



BRADY SETTLEMENTS 



LOCAiS FOR "MIRACLE*' 



Going te Clavaland — Mayb« Other 
Towna 



"The Miracle." which reopens 
Monday at the Century with a pop 
price scale In effect, is scheduled 
to stick in New York until late No- 
vember, when it will take to the 
road, with Cleveland as the first 
stop. 

There the mammoth spectacle 
will be played in the Civic Audi- 
torium for a run, and following that 
there is a plan afoot to cut it and 
use draperies Instead of the silld 
set pieces which now form the 
scenic background. 

•Should a tour be mapped out, a 
coach will precede the show several 
weeks in advance and train' local 
talent to take the part of the sev- 
eral hundred extras used in New 
York. In that manner the cost 
would be cut greatly, making a set 
of principals the only traveling ex- 
pense. 

In New York the extraa were paid 
$2 for each performance. 




CHORINES' HOPE 



Frank Talbot, who is at the head 
of the Detroit Motion Picture Co., 
is in New York and is letting it be 
known that he has placed Velena 
Kopernak under contract to appear 
in a new production. 

That production, it is reported, is 
to be financed in Ne-m York, and it 
may possibly be made here. 

Talbot, however, is promising 
contracts to a great many of the 
chorus beauties of Broad .vay shows 
stating that he will take them to 
Detroit under contract for pictures. 
Several tests have been made of 
girls in "Scandals," and they are 
all hoping that they will get a 
screen opportunity. 



Touring Opera Comique 
Over Here Next Season 

A touring Opera Cotnlque com- 
pany Is being arranged for the com- 
ing season by George DeFeo and 
his' backers. 

Such a troupe would be smaller 
than the average opera company 
and its repertoire would consist, for 
the most part, of the lighter French 
operas out of that class known as 
grand. 

America has not had an Opera 
Comique troupe since the opening 
of the New (now Century) theatre. 



'ROMANCE AND REALITY'* 



Fortune Gallo Producing — May Re- 
vive "Papa Joe" 



"Romance and Reality," a new 
comedy in three acts, by George 
Nelson and "Van Velsor Smith, la to 
be produced In the fall by Fortune 
Gallo. 

It Is also understood that Gallo 
will revive William RIcclardl's 
show, "Papa Joe," in which RIc- 
ciardi starred on Broadway last 
season,. 

Gallo is sponsoring the annual 
tour of the San Carlo Grand Opera 
Company. 



WALTER HAST BLOWS IN 

Walter Hast, the British and 
American agent-producer-actor, was 
in New York this week after a long 
absence, conferring with Harry 
Green. 

He let it be circulated that he 
was planning to star Green on this 
Ride In a comedy titled "Arouna 
In Par." 



Paid Off for Injuries to Person and 
Car 



Grace George, William A. Brady 
and Miss George's maid settled the 
lawsuit brought by them when Miss 
George's Picrce-Arrow was struck 
last winter by Frank E. Rosen, east 
side merchant. 

Miss George received $500 for per- 
sonal Injuries; Mr. Brady, her hus- 
band (received $500 for injury to 
the car, and the maid, with Miss 
George at the time, received $250. 

Nathan Vidaver was the attorney. 



"Lazybones" Set for Sept. 18 

"Lazybones," the comedy by Owen 
Davis, goes into rehearsal next week 
under the direction of Sam Forrest. 
The out-of-town opening Is set for 
Stamford, Conn., Sept. 18. 
' Martha Br^^t Abbbtt Arid a'ebrt*f' 
Allen will head the cast. 



SOMERSET-DAY DENIAL 

Minneapolis, Aug. 12. 

Pat Somerset and Edith Day. 
who are visiting her parents here, 
deny rurrtors of a matrimonial *plit, 
and as proof, posed with their child 
for the newspapers. 

After a few weeks' vacation at a 
lake resort, they will return to 
New York. 



HURLBUT PLAY WITH DORO 

Marie iJoro will star In a new 
comedy by William Hurlbut, with- 
out title as yet. 

The author Is now at his country 
place putting the finishing touches 
to the script. The piece will go 
into rehearsal early in September. 
Joo Shea Is to produce It. 



Collisen's "Naughty and Nice" 
William Collison will produce a 
new farce from his own pen, 
'TJaughty' a^fl ' Nlbe," < lauVjfchln^ '« 
early in October. 



BELASCO'S KB WIT 
FOR I^ORE ULRH; 



No Dramatic ''Carmen" Nor. 

German Play for Star^ j 

Molnar's Couple Next 

Season 



Notwithstanding published re., 
ports that David Belasco has re- 
turned to his work, the veteran pro- 
ducer and director la still confine^ ', 
to his suite in the Marie Antoinette, i 

Notwithstanding reports concern- ' 
ing his next Lenore Ulrlc vehicle, . ■■ 
it will be neither a German play nor"*" i 
a dramatic version of "Carmen. " It'^'' i 
will be Ferenc Molnar's "The Red** \ 
Mill," a Hungarian expressionistic ' ■ 

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The story concerns the J 



drama 

temptation of a good man by the 
devil. Ulrlc will play the womari'" 1 
used by the devil to tempt the man*.v i 

Belasco has had the play in hler I 
possession for some time. It having'' ' ; 
been originally bought by Morris ] 
Gest and transferred to his father- 
in-law. At the time it was under- .; 
stood that Gest had bought it for . 
Belasco. 

Once more Molnar will have two 
plays on the American stage this . 
season, the other "Antonia," which, < 
the Frohman ofnce will produce,, 
later, liast year he was represented ^^ 
by "The Swan" and "Launzi," the 
latter a flop. In the season before 
he had "Fashions for Men" and 
"Liliom," while in previous years 
he had "Th^ Devil." of which two 
companies, one headed by George ~^.^ 
Arliss and the other by Edwin ,: ^ 
Stevenson, played In opposition, n '} 
"The Devil" was filmed with Arliss • ] 
starred. \ 






PEGGY, THaS WEEK 

Peggy Hopkins Joyce (Countess . 
Momer) has evidently found the.^, , 
path of the producer none too tran-^, , 
quil and has suspended plans for -A 
her forthcoming starring venture in j\ 
"A Bed of Roses" to bask in the 
balmy breezes of Atlantic City, 
where she is at present occupying a 
suite at the Ritz. 

Peggy had rounded up most of . j 
the cast, but hadn't signed any. In- ^ 
stead of going into rehearsal as per 
schedule she decided upon Atlantic 
City Instead. 

The proposed divorce proceedings 
against her newly-acquired hus- 
band, Count Momer, are also at a 
standstill, with Peggy remaining 
mute about her plans along this line, 
yet scoffing at the idea of a recon- 
ciliation. 

The Count Is reported vexed at 
the idea of Peggry returning to show 
business after having agreed to re- 
tire at the time of the marriage, and 
more than ever since it has been 
hinted Peggy will capitalize on her 
newly-acquired title when resumtnc 
histrionic endeavors. 

General opinion is that Peggy will 
grace the new Bar] Carroll "Van- 
ities" before the show gets under 
way. Carroll Is angling for a female 
"name" for the new show, and has 
thus far beeji unsuccessful In land- 
ing one. 



HISS GEORGE'S ADAPTED FLAT 

Grace George, through Lee Shu- 
bert, has secured the American 
rights to "Si Je Voulas" ("It I 
Would"), a comedy written by Paul 
Geraldy, who also authored "The 
Nest," -^hlch Miss George adapted 
for American production two sea- 
sons ago. 

Miss George will adapt the new 
Geraldy play and will appear in it 
early In October. 



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MARILYN'S GEMS FAWNED 

Los Angeles, Aug. 12. 

Word has been received here by 
the police that the $30,000 gems 
stolen from the home of Jack Pick- 
ford and Marilyn Miller last June 
had been pawned In Philadelphia 
and they have asked the authorities 
there to make a search fQ^ them. 

The loot consisted of seven dia- 
mond rings, five bracelAs and a 
wedding ring set with 12 diamonds. 






Winona Winter in Chicago Show 

Chicago, Auk. 12. | 

Winona Winter has been added to | 
the cast of "A "frlal Honeymoon," ^ 
replacing Alice McKenzie. 



Wood<-Mack "Lunacy" Farce 
"Ijingerie Lunacy," a new faro* 
by WillA^d MaeW, has been accept - 
r' for production by A. H. Woods 



Wednesday, Aiig«i IS, ISM 



LEGITIMATE 



VARIETY 



11 



"m BOOTS" SUDDEN MT LEAVES 
CAIUUMl ON EARL CARROIi'S HANDS 



*l>uly Ne%r>;'' Twk« 



t T 1 ^ 



Complcxed SKUation— CarroITs ''Vanitie*'' Signed 
for Music Box Friday — Saturday Ziegfdd Gives 
j«fotice — ''BooU" Selwyn, with Chariot's Rome 
Moving Back to Times Square 



Flo ZiegtelA la not •xorcislnff hla 
•ption for further tlmo for "Kid 
Boots" at the Barl Carroll, but la 
moving the attraction to the Sel- 
wyn Sept. i. HU present contract 
With Carroll expires Aug. SO. 

Zl^ggy'B decision came as a shock 
and' surprise to Carroll. Only two 
day^ previous to receiving notice of 
the. show's withdrawal Carroll had 
al^ed to steer his new "Vanities" 
Into the Music Box on 6ept. 1 and 
remain there untU Nov. 22 to bridge 
the gap while the new "Music Box 
KeVye" is In preparation. 

"Vanities" had aimed to supplant 
the Eddie Cantor show in case the 
latter did not exercise Its additional 
time option. The show had been 
hoidlng up well and giving the 
house a good break. 

Two weeks ago Carroll had 
sounded Ziegfeld on bis intentions, 
and at that time It was understood 
the option would be exercised. Car- 
roll then began casting about for an- 
other location for his revue. Learn- 
ing the Music Box would be avail- 
able through a decision to keep "No, 
No, Nanette" in Chicago, Carroll be- 
gan negotiating for the Music Box. 
He had been carrying the contract 
around with him for three days be- 
fore signing, awaiting word from 
Ziegfeld. When finally pressed for 
action Carroll signed the Music 
Box contract last Friday. The fol- 
lowing* morning he received notice 
that Ziegfeld would move out "Kid 
Boots" Aug. 80. Carroll must now 
go through with the Music Box date 
and hustle around for another at- 
traction for his own theatre. 

"Kid Boots'" Record 
"Kid Boots" will have rounded out 
M weeks when it leaves the Car- 
roll and is estimated to have grossed 
over tl.OOO.OOO during the run. a 
record that tops any musical comedy 
In recent years, even bettering the 
other Ziegfeld ace, "Sally," for a 
similar period. Ziegfeld had framed 
bis own contract and established a 
$17,000 stop limit A month ago he 
made overtures to Carroll for a new 
contract for the extended run, 
boosting the stop limit to 124,000. 
CarroU would not agree to the Ult, 
which probably influenced Zleggy In 
■loving out the show. 

Zieggy claims the operating ex- 
yenses are so heavy It does not war- 
rant being held in unless It betters 
$24,000 on the week, and gives this 
•« his reason for switching the at- 
traction to the Selwyn, reported to 
be giving him these terms. The 
$5.50 top will prevail for the show at 
Its new stand. 

Carroll is none too sanguine about 
losing the show since it has proved 
• bonanza for the house, and par- 
ticularly since he has set his "Van- 
ities" elsewhere. Carroll explained 
that "Vanities" was purposely 
readied at this time to protect the 
house and ngures Zleggy pulled a 
nifty on him by holding up the with- 
drawal notice until he had tied up 
with the Music Box. 

"Chariot Revue's" Chanae 

When "Boots" switches to thp Sel- 
wyn "Chariot's Revue" wUl move 
back to the Times Square, wftcre it 
Will remain through next month and 
take to the road early In October. 

The change will give the Selwyn 
houses three musicals in a>row. hav- 
ing "Scandals" at the Apollo, "ftld 
Boots" at the Selwyn and "Chariot's 
Revue" at the Times Square. 

Carrol! floured the increasing of 
the stop limit demanded by Zieggy 
Was hit upon as a protective meas- 
ure ill case the "foUiess" should 
take a nosp-ilivr sooner than antici- 
pated, which would give Zieggy an 
out to send -(he "KoIIies" on toui- 
and the Cam( r show into the New 
Amsterdam. Zleggy, on tho other 
hand, donlps any such intoiition. 
claiming tlM> show Is too intimate for 
a larire house like the •.New Am- 
sterdam and had purposely passptl 



CONRAD-LARRIMORE 
NOT OVER FRIENIH.Y 



Cable Confirms Both Are in 

Paris, but Not Together — 

Miss Larrimore Returning 



The report in last week's Variety 
that Con Conrad was in Paris with 
his wife, Franclne tiarrlmore, was 
confirmed by cable later. But the 
happy conclusion was not so thor- 
oughly substantiated, as the mes- 
sage stated the Conrads were not 
living together in the French capi- 
tal and that the reported recon- 
ciliation had no outward earmarks 
otherwise. 

It is known that, although the 
composer and the red-haired star 
had always kept their ceremony 
secret and had never established a 
residence together, they had been 
formally apart during the last 
weeks of the bride's stay in New 
York, Conrad living at his club. 

He sailed a few days after she 
did, leaving word that he was going 
to the country to recuperate and 
would be back in two weeks. 

Miss I>arrimore selected a new 
play before her departure and is 
expected back shortly. 

There is a general denial of 
"family troubles," and one authen- 
tic story is that Miss Larrimore's 
family welcomed him, but that she 
feared wifehood would Interfere 
with her career and consulted at-- 
tomeys with a view to resigning 
from matrimony before she decided 
abruptly to cross the Atlantic, 
whetber or nbt to try the famous 
French Judicial conveniences. 



REPAID WIFE'S KINDNESS 
BY COPPING HUSBAND 



Nlrs. Gertrude Maher Believes 

**& Vamp's a Vamp," In 

Hard Luck Or Out 



To befriend the needy and shelter 
the homeless may be a worthy our- 
^uit as a general thing, but when 
the Individual proves to be a 
stranded actress it takes on a de 
cldedly different aspect, according 
to Mrs. Gertrude Maher, of 141 
Washington street. Flushing, L. I., 
who last week filed suit In the Su 
preme Court, Queens, for separation 
from her husband, Edward Maher, 
automobile salesman, on grounds of 
cruelty. 

According to her complaint, Mrs 
Maher alleges that she and her hus- 
band had gone to North Carolina 
last winter, he on a business ven- 
ture and she to visit friends. While 
down there a tab show "blew up' 
and left several of the troupe 
stranded, among them an actress 
named Madeline Burke, of Brook 
lyn, N. Y. 

Mrs. Maher says she befriended 
the actress and took hqr Into her 
apartment. By way of expressing 
gratitude, her charge began to 
"vamp" the husband, and when 
ordered out of the house Mrs. 
Maher claims her husband beat her 
up and left with., the girl, leaving 
her perniless, and had to wire her 
family for funds with which to re- 
turn to New York. 

Mrs. Maher has not seen or heard 
from him since, and has petitioned 
the court to permit service by puti- 
llcation. 

GILPIN IN MILLS' SHOW 

Atl.inlic City, Auk U'. 
The Kliirence Mills show, "DixU 
to r.roadway." Is contemplating 
Charles Oilpln. former star of "Km - 

h 



up the -.(iicJte,bocker ,ln.preteffpv''<'| pefo^ J'Jinps,' fqr t)ip (^ast. He 
'o t|^*.^l.wtra pi(nthl«r,»ccpvvl\v /'(Wect^di )"9i t^P*""- Jn.f^KP'V. 



'%EEP KOOL" BA(X ON 
FDU. SALARY BASE 



Hazel Dawn's Contract Calls 
for $500 and 71/2% Over 
. ,.$15,000 



The ca*t of 'HBlMp Kool" is back on 
full aalarr after having taken a 20 
per cent cut for four weeks. 

A peculiar arrangment in the 
company's salaries is that of Hasel 
Dawn, who receives a straight $500 
weekly and T% per cent on every- 
thing over $15,000 gross. Charles 
King, it is said, receives $600 
straight, and Johnny Dooley, $700. 

Miss Dawn has received extra 
money but once so far during the 
show's run In New York. On that 
week, one of the first at the Mo- 
roscoi her percentage total was $72. 



Th* ■DaOr News." published 

t Nsw Torit In tabloid form 
owned by the Chicago 
Tribune," win shortly begin 
the pabUeation of an evening 
•diUon. 

A ataft la being engaged and 
mechanical arrangements 
mad«L The evening paper will 
be tabloid and In opposition to 
the forthcoming MoFadden tab- 
loid, which starts Sept. 15. 

With the "Mirror," "Bulle- 
tin," McFadden's paper and 
the "Dally News" publication, 
it will mean an addition of 
four New York dailies within 
the past four months. 

The "Bulletin" will issue a 
Sunday edition, beginning Aug. 
17, to bridge the gap left open 
when the "Evening Telegram" 
discontinued. The Sunday 
edition will devote two pages 
to theatricals and motion 
pictures. 



COLOKED MIBNIOHT SHOW 

Chicago, Aug. 12. 

"Running Wild" Is to give a mid- 
night performance every Thursday. 

With so many shows rehearsing 
and laying oft here catMclty busi- 
ness Is looked for. 




"HAMLETS" IS 

COSTUME OF 

TODAY 



Shakespeare's Sad 'Un 

Brings Nance O'Neil's 

Legs to View 



JOSIE HEATHER 



Who fa starting the new season on the Orpheum Circuit, epenhic 
this Saturday (August 18), at the Orpheum, Denver.* 

Assisting Miss Heather is her sister, Bobble, with John McLaughlin 
at the 4>lano. 

The Heathers recently returned to New York after several months 
In Great Britain. While abroad they visited and played in their home 
town, Glasgow — explaining why the Heather part is not altogether only 
of the stage. 



Hilda Spong Retires 

From American Stag^e 

Halllwell Hobbes and wife, Philip 
Merivale and Basil Rathbone, Eng- 
lish members of "The Swan" cast, 
will arrive In Boston, Aug. 16, from 
London. The play reopens at the 
Empire, New York, Aug. 26. 

Hilda Spong will be the only 
member of the original cast not ap-' 
pearing in the supplementary run. 
which precedes a country-wide tour. 
Henrietta Watson has replaced Miss 
Spong, who has gone into partial 
retirement on her estate in south- 
ern France. Miss Spong has moved 
there with her parents and has said 
she has made her last appearance in 
America as an actress. 

Occasional appearances in London 
will constitute her theatrical work 
hereafter 



LOUIS MANN FOE HOW MUCH?' 

Loulrt Mann has b<en signed as 
star for "How Much?" a new com- 
edy hy Jo Swerling. 

Henry KIrkendall will proilure It 
rii'xt month. Tl)^ (ile(,e,is ai^n^l.fii 



JUDITH ANDERSON'S PACT 

But Dick Bennett Denies Holding 
Betasoe Contrast 



Judith Anderson's pact with David 
Belasco to go under his banner 
later is not a contract, but, rather, 
a working agreement with her 
present manager, L. Lawrence 
Weber, by which- Weber will farm 
the new Australian "find." 

Belasco has secured Ernest Vadas' 
"Harem" for Miss Anderson's tuie. 

Richard Bennett, rumored as tied 
up with a Belasco contract, has de- 
clared the report is untrue, and 
that he will be starred by another 
manager, unr.amed. 



£. D. SMITH BESIQNS 

L08 Angeles, Aug. 12. 
Edward D. Smith, managing di- 
rector 'of Krlanger'a BUlmore and 
^Mason here, has resigned. He is 
now in New York and the re. Igna- 
tion hecomos effective ImniedLitely. 



Los Angeles, Aug. 12. 
James J. Corbett has wrltti?n a 
"r),000-worU story of his life since 
he \ .'IK 12, and the "Satunlay Kve- 
nlnf» I ^^pjit" wyi, , \h\a we^k.,^ bpg|n 
scdpj, ,pub^i,r^tlo^i' pt, '\\}e ^mr'ffx^lvg^ 



Ban Francisco, Aug. It. 

Nance CNeil's legs are the cen- 
ter of a noisy unotBclal word war 
in the very proper town of Berkeley, 
Cal., home of the University of Cal- 
ifornia, and the Greek Theatre, 
where Miss O'NeQ Is scheduled to 
play <'Hamlet" on Aug. 3$. 

Miss O'Neil is to appear In the 
name role of Shakespeare's tragedy, 
and for the occasion wear the 
"Hamlet" costume used by Cbarlss 
Fetcher in the late CO's. 

The fuss has arisen over the fact 
that "Hamlet's" costume la really a 
twin brother to the one-piece bath- 
ing suit of our day. A Berkeley fac- 
tion is UKIng the sUnd Miss 
O'l^ell's decidedly feminine form will 
look too feminine and daring in this 
outfit. The other side comes back 
with the argument that other fa- 
mous feminine stars have played 
the "Hamlet" role, and their legs 
were no harder to gare upon than 
those of the, stately Miss <yNetl. 

The -fuss 'grew until finally the 
university authorities were asked as 
to their stand tu>on the Issue. 

"All the talk of protests Is utterly 
unofllcUI," said Frank M. Stevens. 
secreUry to President W. W. Camp- 
bell, of the University of California. 
"Miss O'Nell Is scheduled to pUy 
'Hanlet' Aug. 21, and she win play 
It That'a all w* have to aajr." 



RITA ROSE'S BREAffl OF 

PROMISE smr-fiNED 



Charged Her with Disorderly 
Conduct— Judge Saw No 
Sign of insanity 

A fine of $3 Was Imposed on Rita 
Rose. 24, actress, •28 West 142d 
street, when arralcned before Mag- 
istrate Frothlngham la West Side 
Court on a charge •< disorderly 
conduct preferred by Jaek Klendon, 
stage manager at ths Apollo tha- 
,atre. 

At the trial It developed Mlaa 
Rosa has started an action for 
breach of promise to marry against 
Klendon. 

Klendon bad obtained a summons 
against Miss Rose charging that 
she had annoyed him by writing 
letters to his wife, his employer and 
himself. 

The day the summons was called 
an adjournment was obtained. As 
Klendon and Miss Rose were leav- 
ing the court. Klendon charged the 
actress struck him with her purse 
and then, followed him to the cor- 
ridor, where she struck him a blow 
on the back with her fist. He said 
she Was prevented from striking 
him again when a newspaper man 
grasped bold of her and pushed her 
aside. 

Miss Rose entered a denial. She 
said Klendon had pushed her vio- 
lently against the wall and caused 
her to lose hold of her purse. Miss 
Rose told a Variety man that her 
baby Is alive and not dead, as re- 
ported, and will be Elxhibit A in her 
breach of promise suit 

Klendon called witnesses to sub- 
stantiate his story that he was at- 
tacked. After hearing both sides 
the magistrate Imposed the fine. 

A lawyer for Klendon made an 
application to the magistrate to 
have Miss Rose committed to Belle- 
vue Hospital to have her sanity 
tested, but this the magistrate re- 
fused to do. saying she exhibited na_ 
signs of insanity while in court 



TTLER REVIVING 'SEBELLIOH* 

Indications point to "Rebellion." 
being produced again by George 
Tyler, who has the script to this 
play, rtwritten by the author, Jo- 
seuh Medlll PaUerson. During 19U ^ 

TyWp^,«w^e«^.'jR««^^::.:V rv2 



It 



VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



Wednesday, August 13, 1924 



LOOPS NEW SHOW FLOOD SET 
TO OPEN BEFORE LABOR DAY 



Chicago** Remarkable Summer Practically Over — 
Regular Season's Eve — $22,000 Grosses Last 
Week, Helped by Grocers' Convention 



Chicage, Aug. 12. 

Again, another convention turned 
•lit great for the Loop theatres. 
liaat week the grocers of the coun- 
try assembled here, featuring their 
alght program by a wild rush for 
theatre tickets. This lasted three 
Bights, with such an outpouring of 
Visitors that Randolph and Dear- 
born streets looked like a holiday 
IMirade around theatre hour. 

In every way has this summer 
been extraordinary for show trade 
In Chicago. 

It's apparen* mat the healthy 
condition of boz-offlce sales is caus- 
ing the Broadway producers to 
burry their fall premieres. Instead 
of waiting for the customary Labor 
Day openings, this month won't pass 
without nearly every theatre in 
town doing business. "Runnin' 
WUd" was rushed here for a pre- 
miere at the Woods Sunday, step- 
ping in ahead of "Broadway to 
Bi^ie," another colored show which 
postponed Its opening at the Great 
Northern until next Sunday. If 
"Runnin' Wild" gets set right it's 
going to have difficulty in remain- 
ing in towg, for the Woods ts only 
contracted for three weeks, since 
that house goes back to its regular 
policy of pictures Labor Day. 

Flood by Labor Day 

Before Labor Day the town will 
b« acting as host to such attrac- 
tions as "Tarnish" (Playhouse), 
"Meet the Wife" (Blackstone), 
"Wages for Women" (Cort), "Beg- 
gar on Hor8el>ack" (Adelphi), "Mary 
Jane McKane" (Oarrick), "£arly to 
Bed" (La Salle) and "The Shame 
Woman" (Princess). The Labor Day 
week premieres will be "Blossom 
Time" (Auditorium) and "Vogues 
and Frolics" (Apollo). "The Alarm 
Clock" will get under way at the 
Central before the month Is over, 
too. This schedule gives Chicago a 
new August opening record. 

Present attractions at -th^ Selwyn 
and Harris will go undisturbed for 
•ome weeks to come. As has been 
blnted. "No, No, Nanette" will linger 
at the Harris, not sacrificing the 
September and October booking to 
"Rain," mentioned for over a year 
as a i>ositive Labor Day opening. 
The Frazee show is a solid hit here, 
doing a little better than $22,000 last 
week. "Topsy and Eva" is beyond 
the realm of prediction, although 
Oct. 11 Is the official closing date 
just now. They are taking no 
chances at the Selwyn in case 
"Topsy's" sales should suddenly 
drop, for Jane Cowl is already un- 
derlined strong in the lobby. It will 
all depend on what stop clause the 
management of "Topsy and Eva" 
decides on in selecting a farewell 



age from neighboring theatres 
brought last gross close to $9,000. 

"The Deluge" (Cort, 8th week). 
Cast changes continue, making It 
possible management contemplates 
road tour. Hovered around $7,600, 
gaining much by convention visitors. 
"Wages for Sin" being campaigned 
by George Kingsbury. 

"On the Stairs/' (Central, 10th 
week). Close figuring possible $4,- 
500 gross week makes money all- 
around. Three weeks to remain 
when "The Alarm Clock" has 
premiere. Little known about new 
piece. 

"A Trial Honeymoon" (LaSalle, 
6th week). Stuck on mighty small 
grosses for musical piece but 
everybody apparently happy, with 
piece promising neighboring road 
tour which should result profitable. 
Hard to figure stronger than $9,000. 

"Abie's Irish Rose" (Studebaker, 
33d week). Rambling along its own 
way for splendid prosperity, visiting 
patronage past week proving small 
towns have heard much about it and 
are eager to see it. Low scale held 
gross down to $11,000. 



SHOWS OPENING 

The Lasses Wblte Minstrels are 
rehearsing In Springfield, O., where 
they will oi>«n their annual tour 
Aug. 14 . The show will be managed 
by William Spaeth, with Grant Luce 
ahead. 

Nell O'Brien Minstrels, rehears- 
ing In the Montauk, Brooklyn, 
opened in Bridgeport, Conn., Mon- 
day. 

"Conscience," a new drama by 
Don MuUally, will get under way 
at the Cherry Lane' Playhouse, 
Greenwich Village, Aug. 25. The 
piece Is being sponsored by a new 
producing groups in which several 
members of the cast are reported 
financially Interested. 

Mme. Olga Petrova has changed 
her plans, and will not appear In the 
new play, "Sand," which she com- 
pleted while on r trip to Spain, but 
continue In "The Hurricane," open- 
ing a road tour the latter part of 
next month. The actress will pro- 
duce the new play, and In negotiat- 
ing for another star to appear In It. 

"Hell Bent for Heaven," under the 
direction o. Mark Klaw, Inc., opens 
a three weeks' engagement In the 
Hollis Street, Boston, Sept. 1. 

The Broad, Newark, N. J., will 
Ifpen Aug. 25 with Vera Gordon In 
"The Golden Spoon." The same day 



Rogers' New ^^Globe" 
With Stock for Readers 

Jason Rogers, former publisher 
of the "Globe," Is at work organiz- 
ing financial support, for a sew 
"Globe" as an afternoon dally for 
New York. He has sent a pros- 
pectus to many former readers of 
the paper explaining that he wants 
the readers to have a share In the 
ownership and offers 40,000 shares 
of voting stock with no par value. 

A $4,000,000 issue of preferred at 
7 per cyit. Is also mentioned. The 
varloutf^oneys raised thrdugh the 
stock sale will be apportioned in 
certain funds 



CRITICAL DIGEST 

Opinions of ths metropolitan sritics on ths nsw legitimate pro- 
ductions. Publishsd wsskly In Variety as • gulds to tha rsliability 
of ths eritical Judgnfisnt on pisya sxprsssed by ths rsviswsrs on ths 
dailiss. 

Ths opinion will bs repsatsd whsn ■ pisy olosss on Broadway 
■ftsr a long or short run with ths erities to bs box-scorsd at inter- 
vals, ratsd by psrosntsgs on thsir Judgment as rsoordsd. 



Daneing Mothers 

This Selwyn-Goulding production 
ushered in the new season and re- 
ceived an amount of attention from 
the critics that otherwise might not 
have been forthcoming. 

The general opinion was favor- 
able, but the "American" (Dale) 
and the "News" (Mantle) disagreed. 
World" (W. R.) offered no definite 
verdict. 

There was considerable disagree- 
ment over the work of various of 
the cast, particularly Helen Hayes, 
Mary Young and Henry Stephenson. 

The novel ending attracted atten- 
tion, but the piece was generally 




labeled as stereotyped In most ot 
particulars. 

Msrjeris 
This musical drew the second* 
string men Monday, all of whom 
seemed to like It. "Mail-Telegram* 
called it "enticing. Intriguing, tune- 
ful and laughable," and the "Sun"' 
(Rathbun) "should have a long so- 
journ at the Shubert." "World" 
(A. S.) much less enthualaatift. 
Elizabeth Hlnes drew good notio ' 
for her first starting en^agemei 
but no better than Andrew Tomt 
"Skeets" Gallagher and Et 
Shutta, the featured principals. 



HOLZMAN SUCCEEDS PAGE 



Former Dramatic Editor G. 
for Zisgfeld 



P. A. 



Benjamin F. Holzman was ap- 
pointed general press representa- 
tive for Florens Ziegfeld, Jr.. fol- 
lowing the resignation of Will A. 
Page. 

Holsman was formerly dramatic 
editor of the "Mail," and lately has 
been teamed with Bernard Sobel In 
a publicity firm, as well as doing 
personal publicity for Bkldie Cantor. 

Zleggy will shortly have two new 
shojrs In town, the Leon Elrrol re- 
vue and the BilUs Burke comedy. 
In preparation. That will make his 
metropolitan score a quartet with 
the "Follies" and "Kid Boots" as the 
present contenders. 



ED. wnnrs fatheb dead 

The death, Tuesday, of the father 
of E<d Wynn may delay the opening 
of Wynn's new revue, "The Grab 
Bag," scheduled to get under way 
at the Apollo. Atlantic City, Labor 
Day, and follow Into the Globe, New 
York. 

The comedian's father died In 
Atlantic City. He had been at 
death's door for the past week. In 
each Instance Wynn suspended re- 
hearsals to rush to his father's bed- 
side and was practically commuting 
ing between New Y irk and the re- 
sort for the past 10 days. 

On Monday tho comedian was 
summoned by long distance In the 
midst of rehearsals. He called off 
the rehearsal and left Immediately 
for Atlantic City. 

The deceased had been ailing 
since last Febri/a y. He was 64 
years old. 



short of $22,000 

Until all the new attractions get 
Into swing it's going to be hard to 
figure the full strength of the two 
record-breaking attractions at the 
Twins, considering the high mark 
they have established during the 
summer. To combat the musical 
comedy rush that Is going to the 
Twins, there'll only be "Mary Jane 
McKane" to reckon with, since the 
rest of the early fall calendar will 
be top-heavy with dramas and 
comedies. 

Everything Up Last Week 
Even the slow-moving attractions 
picked up extra sales last week. 
This was particularly noticeable at 
the Cort for "The Deluge." The 
turnaways at the Apollo, Harris and 
Selwyn also assisted "Easy Street" 
to have a fairly good farewell week. 
Last Week^s Estimates: 
"No, No, Nanette" (Harris, 14th 
week). Rightly classed as best 
show In town. Catchy music Is at- 
traction's best booster. Should en- 
dure record run without much trou- 
ble. Remain until October. Fig- 
ured stronger than $22,000. 

"Topsy snd Eva" (Selwyn, 32nd 
week). Newspaper ads selling at- 
traction like good merchandise. 
Sunday nights off for next three 
weeks — Tuesday matinee substi- 
tuted. This done to give Duncan 
_ Sisters rest Situation should re- 
sult In "Nanette" getting early 
Sunday night capacity. Last week 
estimated close to $22,000. 

"Artists and Models" (Apollo, 10th 
week). Got added play all week 
from visitors, making gross look 
better than $20,000. Will go out in 
three weeks with one of best sum- 
mer gross records held, by refer- 
•nces to any previous summer at- 
traction. "Vogues" will follow. 
"Easy Street" (Woods, 7th week). 

SJ Ralph Kettering realizes ambitions 
J! *rf m<mwinnt<ih» ■; i;* ^(ro^Ajf^^ -, « 

^ew York la in mrlodr.TmtIc mooil, 
Mt-wlll bs well. Overflow patron- 



mark. On the 32nd week (last week) , the Shubert will light up with "The 
the Selwyn triumph fell only a trifie ; Ten Commandments." 

Walter Scanlan opening Sept. 8 
in Hartford, Conn. 

"Discarded Wives," a new play by 
J. 8. Horton, produced by the Unity 
Play Co., is scheduled for its pre- 
miere In Flint, Mich., Aug. 21. 

"Belles of Yesterday," a musical 
romance, score by Otto Motzan and 
lyrics and book by Daley Baskman, 
is scheduled to go into rehearsal the 
latter part of the month under 
Harry B. Herts' direction. It is un- 
derstood that Tessa Kosta has been 
signed as prima donna. 

Wilmer & Vincent's musical "Be 
Yourself," headed by Queenie Smith, 
Jack Donahue and G. P. Huntley, 
will get under way at Asbury Park, 
N. J., Monday night and will at- 
tempt playing this, otherwise split- 
week legit stand for an entire week 
prior to opening for a run at the 
Tremont, Boston, Aug. 25. 

A new producing partnership has 
been effected between Harry Arden 
and William Rappaport. Their ini- 
tial production will be a comedy 
drama, "Fair Play," which they will 
launch the latter part of Sep- 
tember. 

Sam H. Harris is organizing a 
second company of "Rain," which 
will get under way at Stamford, 
Conn., Sept. 11, and head south. 



T. B. P. BLOWOUT 

The Theatrical Press Representa- 
tives of America, Inc., has arranged 
a rally for Friday at Keen's Chop 
House as a send-off for members 
of their organization who will take 
to ths road the following week 
ahead of attractions. 

The "bl»w-out" was planned be- 
cause it will be the last time for 
many months that the entire mem- 
bership of the organization will be 
able to assemble. .. 



OUT OF TOWN REVIEWS 



"BEST PEOPLE" CAST 

The completed cast for "The Best 
People," which opens at the 
Lyceum, New York, Aug. 18 is. 

Margaret Dale, Charles Rlchman. 
Frances Howard, Ray Cochran, Wil- 
liam Valentine, James Rennie, Ev.i 
Condon, George Graham, Charles 



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rh Burton, 



iSQurm ON HIS own 

Louis I. Isquith, associated with 
Walter Brooks in the production of 
"Plain Jane," and who later with- 
drew from that production, will re- 
enter producing en his own, having 
formed the Isquith Productions, Inc. 

His first will be "A Regular Girl," 
farce, by SyJn'jy Stone, scheduled to 
go into rehearsal next week. 



Fascinated by Paper's 
Steady Show Slang 

An article In the current 
number of the "Musical 
Courier" relates anecdotes of 
the life of the late Ferrucio 
Busoni, famous pianist of a 
few years back. 

William H. Cloudman, his 
manager. Is relating the 
stories, and said that Variety 
was Busonl's favorite paper; 
that he insisted' on all the the- 
atcical slang being explained. 

It was this clang that fasci- 
nated the musician, according 

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PAUL WHTTEUAN CONCEBT 

Atlantic City, Aug. 12. 
All musical and professional At- 
lantic City and most of the theatre- 
going natives turned out Sunday 
for Paul Whltenuin's second con- 
cert at the Garden Pier theatre 
under F. C. Copplcus' management. 
The Whlteman concert and syn- 
copating orchestra played the same 
stand at the resort the Sunday pre- 
ceding which necessitated a com- 
plete change of program. White- 
man has five different routines In 
reserve. That many of the pro- 
fessional rei>eatera were as highly 
enthusiastic in their opinions of this 
performance as the preceding week 
leaves little doubt as to Its well- 
balanced effectiveness. 

To draw the almost capacity 
house that the orchestra did Sun- 
day afternoon l>econies the more 
Impressive when one rec:.lls every- 
thing on the Boardwalk is passed 
by In favor of the beach. That 
many missed their customary dip In 
the briny Is a supreme trioute to 
the maestro of popular dance music. 
This Is the first lap of the band't. 
concert tour. Their Initial debut In 
New York at the Metropolitan 
opera house does not occur until 
November. 

The program opened with Elgar's 
"Pomp and Circumstance," played 
In symphonic style by t' - orchestra 
of 26, which Includes an augmen- 
tation of eight violins and thres 
horns. A medley one-step, not 
mentioned by title but featuring the 
"Wabash Blues" strains, had Roy 
Maxon's trombone standing out. 
Three popular numbers, "Adoring 
You" (Harry Tierney) (from the 
current Ziegfeld "Follies"), "It Had 
to Be You" (Isham Jones), and 
"Driftwood" (Lew Gold), followed 
In sequence, played In the orches-^ 
tra's masterful style. 

Ross Gorman, already making 
himself Impressive with his reed 
work, was the soloist In "So This 
is Venice," a rag adaptation of 
"Carnival of Venice," performing on 
the reeds In a manner that made 
.the resort nfuslclans, who reviewed 
the cone . for the first time, talk 
about It for the next two days. 
Gorman Is an Important mainstay 
of the Whlteman organization, and 
his featuring la a proper touch of 
showmanship. 

The famous George Gershwin 
"Rhapsody in Blue" had Milton 
Rettenberg as the piano soloist 
where the composer officiated 
originally. It concluded the first 
part. -•*'■ 

After the Intermtgslon, a series of 
popular numbers reopened. They 
were "Dixie's Favorite Son" (Albert 
Von Tllzer), "What'U I Do?" (Irv- 
ing Berlin), played In superb man- 
ner; Isham Jones' "Spain," another 
brilliant highlight In dynco-sym- 
phonic scoring which had Michael 
Pingatore strumming a "sweet" 
banjo; Paul Whlteman's own "Won- 
derful One" waltz, which topped 
everything before It, and conclud- 
ing with "Linger Awhile," with Mr. 
Pingatore as the featured banjo 
soloist. The audience cheered and 
bravo-ed the banjoist's technique, 
forcing an encore. 

The sixth number was concerned 
with a series of standard favorites 
In dance tempo. It opened with 
Borowskl's "Adoration," followed by 
Rimsky-Korsakoff's "Hymn to the 
Sun," an exceptionally beautiful 
piece of scoring. Cavanass Llew- 
rance's "By the Water of the Mln- 
netonka" was an Irresistible punch. 
The program proper concluded 
with Phil Boutelje's "Emeralda, ' 
which Introduced one of the two 
"finds" Whlteman disclosed at this 
concert and one of the few show- 
manly wallops that has made the 
Whlteman organization what it is 
today. Morton Downey, a tenor, 
formerly with the Whlteman U. S. 
8. Leviathan Orchestra, sang this 
Trish refrain in a manner that 
leaves little doubt as to the affable 
Mr. Downey's effectiveness In pub- 
lic and in a style that bespeaks 
of ambitious concert possibilities. 
(Whlteman already has recognized 



BROADWAY REVIEWS 



DANCING MOTHERS 

Andrew. ■ but:er I.c\vl« Wa)!«r ' 

Mn. 7.o!a Masrarene Norma M'tclun 

Ethal Westoonrf M.-.ry Yonng 

Catherine (Kittens) Wwtoourt. .Helen Hayes 

Kenneth Cobb Michael Dawn 

Hush Wettcourl H''nry Stephenson 

K Youns Woin<ul Alison Urh-lihaw 

A Ynuns Man Eilwanl Brooks 

McCiuIr; Aihn Wilton 

Blondy Joan Cockrtm 

Irma Raynkcnd E'aie I.awipn 

(Jharley, a waltw Rndolfo BadaloM 

Mrj. Barnea Ornre UurnM 

Kfccrl .*.lv?n Doxlfr 

Second Walter Albert .Mamh 

Mr. wnrami ...GeorKe H.ircQikrt 

Gerald Naushton Johi Hal Urajr 

Second Young Man llui;h Broqt* 

S<MX>nd Yriing Woman BUa P«n)ff 

Clarence Houston Timothy Team** 

DaviiL N.tiiehton'a Man Artiiur Metcalfe 

A tear-stained audience walking 
out sobbings its approval of a mod-. 
ern colloquial comedy, the mother, 
r.ot the flapper daughter, go.'ng wrong 
for the final curiain, Is an "unh.ippy" 
ending that is pol^.taat, amazing end 
staggf ring--i rtal "moral" riveted 
home witii \ iorce'ulnc.i.'i ihnt cculd 
Hii;vive on.y ascilntit a btoki^-onnd 
of fllppanT and color. 

Those ire some outstan.llng Im- 
pressions of tSe new play by Edj^ar 
Selwyn and Edmund Oouiding, ^.nu- 
gurating the nev legitimate season 
at the Bo3th on a nigti (list seemed 
abortivtiy hot for such a ctramatlo 
demarkatlan; but the wc.tiher was 
forgotten. Ther^ are no .nights too 
hot for such offerings ai>' "Dancing 
Mothers." 

Edgar Selwyn is the lmi>,-«»s3rio, 
this being the first presentation un- 
der the recently announced poliry «t 
the Selwyn brother? to produce each 
on his own. He is also the director. 
It Is a problem taxing the Judicial 
instinct to dP3li« in which of his 
three cai>aclttes he has ^ere hit the 
highest mark. 

The play Is written ahrrwdly. In 
perfect technique,, with courage and 
sympathy and profound uiidrrstnnd- 
ing, yet in lightsome wit, rasor-blads 
satire, rich in color, in character, and 
logical, sane development of plot. It 
is acted by an almost Inspired cast, 
in tone and spirit befitting its concep- 
tion and exposition. It is staged and 
mounted in splendid taste, with an 
eye to the theatrical, yet with a sub- 
conscloss reverence for the verities. 
No one Is spared. If ever two 
writers told the truth as they saw it, 
and sent to the devil all fealties to 
the conventions, here Is the result. 

No character is all good or all bad. 
There is nothing quite so obvious as 
that. And It Isn't the "villains" 
cleaned up and the prudes "shown 
up," either. It is just a cluster of 
humans thrown by marriage, birth, 
weakness, circumstance, condition, 
into Interinvolved contacts. And 
what happens? 

Of course. It wouldn't always hap- 
pen exactly so. But, whenever It 
would, this is about as it would hap- ' 
pen — as it happens in "Dancing 
Mothers." 

The story? Not new, not old. It 
couldn't be old, because, while tbs 
triangles which make up this and^ 
most all stories are as old as Samson 
and Delilah, the specific incidents 
here set forth are ks surely indige- 
nous to. 1924 as a story of the 'round- 
the-world flight by airplane, though 
Verne did the same mileage In his 
Imagination decades ago by sub- 
marines. 

It is again the problem of tha 
flapper; that Isn't so new any more; 
but it switches to the problem of 
the flapper's mother — well, that was 
in "The Goose Hangs High," "Ws 
Moderns," "Spring Cleaning" and 
many others of the last several sea 
sons. 

What, then. Is unique aboul 
"Dancing Mothers?" Principally 
this: It hits "border and probes 
deeper, it sees more and either tells 
more or makes us realize more; and 
It doesn't bend to silly stage cus- 
toms at the end to send us home 
with a bed-time conclu.slon and a 
lollypop to dream over after we 
have seen laid bare all the tragic, 
deplorable, undeniable mendacities 
of the age in which we are living- 
That takes cour.nfre ns woH as 



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Wednewlay, August 13, 1924 



VARIETY 



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The attention of the undersigned has been called to an 
announcement of William H. (Bill) Muldoon to the effect 
that he is starting a motion picture comedy feature entitled 
ABIE'S IRISH NOSE." ^ 

"ABIE'S IRISH ROSE" was written by the under- 
signed, has been copyrighted by her in all countries of the 
world, is being produced by the undersigned, and all per- 
sons, firms and corporations interested in any way, either 
in the theatre in any of its branches or motion picture 
activities, <?r^ hereby notified that all inf ringers will be 
prosecuted to the full extent of the law. ..- 

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misleading title with no object other than profit and deceiv- 
ing the public into believing it is ANNE NICHOLIS' 
'•ABIE'S IRISH ROSE" will forever lose the opportunity 
of playing ABIE'S IRISH ROSE." • • 

There is, an apparent purpose on the part of certain 
individuals who prefer to advance on the reputation and 
work of another rather than by virtue of their own indus- 
try to steal the work of the undersigned. 

'^ny one putting money or time into infringing 
propositions undertaking to steal the -substance, form or. 
reputation of "ABIE'S IRISH ROSE" will be held 

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Author, Owner of Copyright, and Producer. \ 



, O'BRIEN, MALEVINSKY & DRISCOLL, 

Attorneys and General Counsel for Anne Nichols and Her Associated 

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VARIETY 



LEGITIMATE 



Wednesday, August 13, 1924 



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INSIDE SniFF 



ON LEGIT 



A very wWc measure of pleasure was In evidence when William J. Fal- 
lon was acquitted of tiie charge of jury bribing In the U. p. Court last 
week. So much had been said of theatrical people during the trial that 
Tines square felt Intensely interested. 

During the week Mrs. Fallon gave out an Interview saying It was Just 
talk about any undue friendship of her huaband with Gertrude Vander- 
bUt. Show people say if there has been any of that, undue or overdue. 
It is with Miss VanderbUt Us no secret that Gertie Vanderbilt Is now 
Aat broke. She has pawned within tho past two months everything she 
had and sold the house she owned In the West 80'a. 



SELLING LEQT ilOPS" 
FOR STOCK SHOWS 

Out and Out Failures on B'way 
Money-Makers in Stocks- 
Brokers Buy Outright 



Plax brokers are taking ©vtr 
"flops," recaptioning and exploiting 
them heavily among the stocks. 
Several out-and-out failure: of 

WheTherthrproccedB"wer«"t«mned over tothe aid of the Kallon defense the season have been whipped into 
Iji, of course, unknown, but the facts sound quite coincidental. Since 
Fallon has admitted no one else stood by him among his friends, and 
he didn't have a friend when he needed one from among those he so con- 
sidered, that Genie did go brolic Just about that time may be a couple of 
Indicative straws. 

And while there are some of the girls In the business who don't wax 
eloquent over Gertie Vanderbilt when her name Is mentioned, they do 
admit that she was there and like a brick in this p.irtieular instance. 

That the Zlttel name got jammed in again during the Fallon trial 
through the Hearst mention was no surprise. It does seem to follow on the 
record that whenever W. R. Hearst wants to keep anything under cover,, 
•jomehow Zlt Is In on it somewhere. Following the newe print contract 
trial that cost Hearst $700,000 to settle (and where Zlt tried to put over 
a double-cross on the mar. who made him) it was said Zit had been 
restored to his fuli working duties on the Hearst local papers. That was 
not so, although Zit previously and since has continued to draw his full 
•aJary from tho Hearst office. Fallon's reference to "the birth cer- 
ttflcates of a prominent moving picture actress" didn't get very far with 
the Squareltes. That's an old report that never seemed to have had 
any foundation, although Fallon was credited with astuteness for ring- 
ing it in, as he did in connection with the other matter and for his 
own defense, after having claimed persecution by the Hearst papers. 



money-makers by salable titles and 
heavy exploitation. 

The brokers are getting the best 
of the arrangement by buying the 
pieces outright and at their own 
prices, which gives them the> entire 
Intake without the usual royalty 
split with the author. 

In one particular case the play 
had been fostered by * common- 
wealth grroup and with the author 
also intcreeted in the production. 
When the show closed the actors 
received notes In lieu of money due 
and the stock rights were subse- 
quently sold outright to liquidate 
the notes, 



STOCKS 



Changes Play Nightly 



The Chicago stock at the 
Park, Altoona, Pa., changes 
its bill nightly, with a dum- 
ber of late pieces tacked on to 
the repertoire. Among these In 
"So This Is London!" 



A current musical that dismissed one of its principals recently for 
having gone "on a tear" between the matinee and night performance and 
kisrldlng the curtain for Tialf an hour is having a time In replacing the 
actor. Three have been tried In the role in as many weeks. The man- 
agement is reported willing to fake him back providing he signs a pledge 
to refrain from drinking for the run of the play. 

The actor, however, has refused to return under these conditions, ar^d 
the show is worrying along without him. 



Sam Salvln and A. H. Woods each hold a half Interest In the Florence 
Mills show, "From Dixie to Broadway." L«w laeslie has a piece ef 
Salvin'B share. After the Atlantic City opening, it was decided to defer 
the Adelphl, Chicago, opening until next week with the Detroit opera 
house booked this week. 



Since the article crediting Wallace* Munro with putting over the recent 
Moose convention In New York appeared in these columns last week the 
publicist has received invitations from no less than three commercial 
dubs Inviting him' to lecture on the subject of "How a Convention Can 
be Put Over In New York." 



play brokers to buy up the "flops 
has been most encouraging to com- 
monwealth ^oups and short roll 
producers. They figure they can 
take a flyer with Impunity since 
they are reasonably sure the stock 
money will bring enough to cove'r 
the experimental expenses and 
flgure if they keep at producing on 
this- basis long enough they may 
strike a winner. 

Another ar.gle that has been 
shown through experience is that 
many of the short-lived legit pro- 
ductions do remarkably well as 
stock bills. 



That the stock business is bpnnd 
to experience a tremendous boom 
in at least seven mid-Western 
states is the opinion of a number 
of showmen who have been In that 
territory lately or have had opti- 
mistic reports from that section. 

The tip has been passed that the 
increase in wheat prices is bring- 
ing back old-time prosperity to the 
farmers in North and South Dakota, 
Minneiiota, Missouri, Iowa, Ne- 
braska and Kansas. If the market 
prices which now prevail will re- 
main at their present level, and In- 
dications are that they will, the 
amusement business in general and 
stock In particular, are pointed for 
a flood of prosperity. 

Business has been "ott" in the 



Minutes From Broad*. ay" at th% 
Forsyth, Atlanta, last week. In th* 
Hodges cast appeared tho Kinj 
Sisters, Irene Sarli and Bonnie Te« 
Beau. For the Atlanta engagement 
the top admission, is 60 . 



'So popular has Edward Bverett 
Horton t>eceme as leading man ot 
the Thomas Wilkes stock company 
at the Majestic, Los Angeles, that 
the house management is featuring 
him above the shows. 



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Musical tab stock continues tha 
summer attraction at the Regent, 
Muskegon, Mich., where the Cap* 
ital Players are offering a series o( 
light bills. The company is beaded' 
by ,Syd Garrison, Louise King and. 
Palmer Hines. Last week's bill' 
was "Stocks and Stockings." 



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Walter Wilbur has retired from' 
the Haveily Players to enter yaude», 
vllle in a skit. 



COMPLAIN TO EQUITY 






The disposition of some of the gecjjon f^^ j^^ g^rs or more and 



While it was only publicity that started the marriage reports about 
Slisabeth Hines and Roy Royston, when the couple were with "Marjorle'' 
over there. It did start a crowd dally back to the stage door to see either 
one or both emerge. 

It later led to Miss Hines giving in her notice over a salary nnotter. 
JCiss Hines turned in the notice a couple of times, withdrawing it later. 
At the second time she signed a run of the play contract. 

Meanwhile the management had brought on NAncy Welford to take 
the Hines roles. Through withdrawing her notice. Miss Hines is st^ld to 
have been obliged to pay Miss Welford's expenses to Boston and return. 



'^DANCING MOTHERS 

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some very heavy losses have been 
checked up. But now the farmers 
are Jubilant over the price increase, 
and, according to present indica- 
tions, it will -not be long before the 
territory Is once more dotted with 
stock companies of every descrip- 
tion. 



The new Philbln, Clinton, Mass., 
nearly completed, will open Labor 
Day and a stock, company will be 
the attraction for the first week. 
Thereafter there will be vaudeville 
and film programs with a course 
of high class concerts also. The 
seating capacity of the Philbln Is 
1,100, 



Harder Dismissed Stock Company, 
Members 



Stock players have gone to Ekiulty 
with a squawk about several man- 
agers of recognized companies not ■ 
giving them proper consideration 
through not having E^quity con-i 
tracts. A number of complaints 
were made against William Hardee, , 
manager of the Harder-Hall com-j 
pany. , ; 

The story runs that Harder did ; 
not like the way some of his troupe , 
ers played in the "Bird of Para- 
dise" production in Bayonne andi 
"canned" them. As none of thu. 
players held contracts, they had to 
accept. 



About Sept. 1 the Carroll Play- 
ers will open the third consecu- 
, „ . _^, tlve season at the Opera House, 
about a work which falls honestly ^^ j^^^ j, ^ Carroll now has 
into the category of that fearsome | „ ^^^^^^^ ^^ the BlJou. Bangor, 



There Is a tale bruited about of a show girl In New York paying a 
press agent a goodly portion of her weekly salary to keep her In the 
prints. The show girl thought that publicity might send her up in the 
business instead of out of the business. 

However, it narrowly escaped getting her an Important picture posl- 
tk>n. Her good looks are adaptable to the screen, and she would have 
leapt from the first line to leading woman for a male film star, had 
not the publicity over-r.in Itself. 



A Broadwayite, male, charming among the ladles and an all-around 
money-getter, Is threatened with a present ot $1,000,000. If getting it, the 
roll will come from one of the ladies he charmed. By some It is sus- 
pected that the gift follows the breaking of the charm, but that Is uncer- 
tain. One of the nicest things about the story Is that the lady will not 
miss the million and the charmer needs it, even less. 



LllTLE THEATRES 



and so often manhandled word 
Art. 

The punch-between-the-eyes at 
the end is In the actual corruption 
of the forty-year-old mother 
through the skin-deep sins of her 
callow daughter and the half-heart- 
ed peccadillos of her chaser hus- 
band. The underlying blood affec- 
tion is not slurred or played down. 
It is brought up to heart-breaking 
reality at the very end in a mag- 
nificent scene which, in a less 
brilliantly written and less power- 
fully repressed-tensed situation 
would risk a boring antl-cliraax. 

Here it concludes a four-act play 
of swiftly changing comedy, ro- 
mance and dranna, and tops them 
all, through sheer emotional audi- 
ence reaction. 

The mother leaves — with the man 
her daughter was childishly mad 
over. The man is not a seducer nor 
a scoundrel. The woman is not a 
wanton nor a Lady Macbeth. The 
husband, who has been a quiet 
rounder, but not a Lothario or a 
beast, takes It hard. The girl, who 
has been a little chump, but not a 
iezebel, is broken, but quite human. 
The ending Is sentimental — very — 
but not mushy. So many things 



Me., with Fosfer Williams playing 
the male leads. 



The Fisher Kids, who have played 
In vaudeville, are am>earlng with 
the stock of Troy, N. Y., in "Daddy 
Long Legs," this week. Other chil- 
dren In the cast are Dorothy Minst, 
Hope Crifflty, James Golden, Arthur 
Guest, Adelaide Ryan, George Kehn, 
Kthel Kehn and Jane H Hand. A 
bid for the patronage of the kids 
was made by way -of a souvenir 
matinee Tuesday, at which toy bal- 
loons were given away. 



Lenita Lane' has Joined the stock 
ai. the State, New Brunswick, N. J., 
as leading woman. 



STOCK BALLY HOO 

Austin, Tex., Aug. 12. - 
What Is regarded as a ballyhoW' 
and a box office help Is the basA" 
concert given each evening by tlM)' 
Bobby Warren stock company banA' 
in the Bell Alrdome. 

The Warren band and the orchea<r' 
tra, which plays for the stock pr*^' 
ductions, are under the direction flC 
Burnell Phanr. 



The Myrkle-Harder company, 
playing wekk stands, will open In 
the Bardavon theatre, Poughkeep- 
sle, N. Y., Aug. 25. 



I'eterboro, N. II., Aug. 12. 
The annual dram.i conference of 
the Outdoor PlaycrM, Mario Ware 
Laughton, director, will take place 
here Aug. 21-23. Authorities in edu- 
cational work in the little theatre 
and profcs.slonal theatre will give 
lectures each day. Tlio students of 
the Outdoor I'layors will give two 
pcrformancep. Ono on Friday night 
at the Town House In Petorboro 
will consist of "Judge Lynch,'' the 
M24 Llttlo Theatre tournament 
prize play, which again will be pro- 
duced under tho direction of Oliver 
Hinsdell, whose players from Dallas, 
won the Belaeco cup, and of a, ballet 
with divertissements, arranged and 
directed by Mme. Maria Kedrina, 



"The First Year" was presented 
by St. Peter's Dramatic Society at 
the Lyceum theatre, in Monticcllo, 
N. Y, last week. It was said to be 
the first lime the piece had been re- 
leased for production by a Little 
Theatre organization. St. Peter's 
Dramatic {Society is one of tlie most 
active and progressive up-State, 
presenting a play about once a 
month at the Lyceum theatre. Its 
director was formerly a stock pro- 
duccn in New York. The leading 
role In "The First Year" wa," played 
toy,}. FUnn., , Others In the case were 
OMilia Walsh, Marie Raiting, Au- 



No Copyright 

On "Fashion" 

Several little theatre groups 
throughout the country are 
planning to do "Fashion" this 
season. 

This piece, uncopyrighted, 
was revived by the Province- 
town Players In New York 
and thus far has made better 
than a six months' run both 
Up and down town. 

Ono little theatre director 
has gone so far as to dig up 
three of the old songs used In 
the present version. In com- 
mon with his collea::ues, he 
has watched the play Innumer- 
able times In order to get Its 
working order set in his mind. 

They figure that its publicity 
received In New York and in 
the national magazines will go 
a long way tow.ard making the 
work pay for its presentation, 
which will be a little more ex- 
pensive than the average lit- 
tle theatre vehicle. 



were not done to it that must have 
tempted the authors sorely, that 
wo«ld have made it commonplace 
and tawdry. 

The audience left somewhat 
stunned by it. New York will buzz 
with discussions about it. Mothers 
will send their growing daughters 
and growing daughters will send 
their mothers, for It la not only 
gi-eat entertainment, but a ringing 
ment.il and moral sermon that hits 
all around. 

In the acting, Helen Hayes, that 
little American prototype of the 
adolescent girl of her period, tran- 
scends all the memorable playing 
of all her memorable parts. And 
that bespeaks volumes, for since her 
stage birth she has been a flaming 
little star. Elsie Lawson, for whom 
this reviewer predicted a quick fu- 
ture when she first flashed on In a 
Chinese bundle of Junk at the Mo- 
rosco last season, has made it; In 
a somewhat famillr.r "vamp" type, 
she Is sensational, from a view of 
the finer verities as well as the vis- 
ible and superficial qualities apropos 
of that much-Joshed Institution of 
the latter-day theatre, the "gold- 
digger" sort. 

Henry etephenson Is a dignified 
and convincing father. Mary Young 
as tho dancing mother seems to 
carry every mood and every strain, 
and her finished artistry stands each 
demand fully. John Halllday as the 
"sheik," likewise a common and 
abused character of nowndays, 
graces the role with all Its authors 
could have fancied for It. 

"Dancing Mothers" appeared at 

,,.,.,„ _ its opening to have every promise 

gustin Hanlon, Mrs. George Dug-,^^, ^ triumph, at the box-ofllce rs 



The Charles K. Champlln stock 
starts, Aug. 18 In the legitimate 
house at Gouverneur, N. Y. This 
I is the week of the big fair at that 



place. 



Billy Allen's Musical Comedy 
company started at the Strand, 
Shenandoah, Pa., Aug. 4. 



Charles Rocskam's company,' 
which closes Aug. 80, In Altoona, 
launches Its traveling tour Labor 
D.ay in the new theatre in Indiana, 
Penn. 



gan, ,Seldpn McLaughlin, Arthur 
Roark, £:dw«rd Ryan ahd Blisabeth, 



Bob Ott and his musical com- 
edy troupe opens Aug. 25 In the 
opera house. Westerly, R. I. 



The McGarry Majestic stock, Buf- 
falo, N. Y., Is playing Sam H. Har- 
ris' new play, "The Back Slappcfi-," 
this week. It Is by Paul Dickey and 
Mann Page. 



The Jefferson Players, Birming- 
ham, Ala., playing a. summer stock 
engagement with Hal Brlggs, di- 
rector, have a new leading lady in 
Helen Joy. 



well as in the oth«r reckonings 



Walter Gilbert has replaced Glenn 
Anders in "Strange Bed Fellows" 
at the Miller, New York. Andrews 
withdrew to accept a stock en- 
gagemrnt In Cleveland. 



Wilfred Lytell, a brother of Bert 
Lytcll, will be leading man with 
the Lyric Players, Atlanta. 

Jlmmie Uodges is on the stage 
again, the comedian appearing as 
KM Burns In hte prodootion ol "4t 



WHITEMAN CONCm 

(Continued from page 12) 
long-term contract.) The ten«r 
was forced to encore with "June 
Night," and still they clamored for 
more. The soloist's rendition of 
this "popular" number with a "con- 
cert class" is Just another point to 
support the premise that Mr. 
Downey's possibilities are litnitlesa. 
The second surprise was in th« 
person of Wilbur Hall, the second 
trombonist, whose comic procllvl'^ 
ties stamp him as an extraordinary, 
"find" for production, musical com'* 
edy or anything where entertain- 
ment Is appreciated. It all point* 
to the fact that Whiteman is con* 
stantly building a corking show- 
band. Hall, hailing from the WeM 
Coast, does a comedy conception «t 
"Jazz as played In 1830," doins 
everything legitimately without re- 
sorting to low comedy or "mijg* 
ging" and simply "ruining" .ha 
audience. His was a comedy violin 
rendition of "Pop Goes the Weasel" 
that is best appreciated when 
heard. 

This was all as part of the sev- 
eral encores in compliance with the 
shouted requests for "morel* 
Whiteman announced the band 
would play some of their Victor re- 
cordings and opened with "San," 
which had Henry Busse stepplnf 
out with his trumpet. Heretofor» 
Fran:: SIcgrlst was doing the flashy 
work In the numbers played, and 
ono was beginning to wonder If tba 
"hot" Busso was being saved for 
another program, when Busse start-, 
ed his stuff. 

"Song of India" had Mr. White- 
man violln-solqing. "Somebody'*' 
Wrong" featured Roy Maxon'3t-om« 
bone and both Buss^'s and Slegrist's 
trumpets. The "conversation" be- 
tween with the second trumpet and 
trombone was a scream. Ross Gor- 
man also contributed his usual 
share of Ingratiating -Mfstrumental 
comedy. 

In the reed section, besides Gor- 
man, Charles Strlckfadden fea- 
tured some snappy "slap-tonguing." 
He seemed to have difficulty with 
his baritone sax through a mechani 
leal defect. ;. ■' 

There is no questioning Ju^ < 
Whiteman sympho - Jazzlsts "ar- 
rival" as concert artists. What Is. 
more, they are entertaining, po.s- 
eessing Infinite mass appeal. Thl« 
borrowed summation Is the opinion 
6f a contemporary who expressed 
It that "Whiteman's orchestra has 
the merits of the Philadelphia Sym- 
phony and the kick of a mule; the 
'kick' is what makes it preferable 
to the symphony orchestra.* 
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WednesdajF, August 13. 1924 



PICTURES 



VARIETY 



18 



EXHIBITORS TAKING TAX WALL(M>ED 
BY "WORLDy TAim ON RADIO 



Quinn Martin Also Goes After Salicious Titles, Men- 
tioning Famous Players Only by Name Among 
Sexy Name Distributors — Says "Snappy Title*' 
May Add $25,000 to Picture's Gross 



Schenectady, N. T., Aug. 12. 

A radio broadside a«ainat "gyp- 
ping" exlilbltors who have not taken 
the tax off admission prices, was 
fired by Quinn Martin, picture critic 
of the New Torlc "World," In a talk 
prepared by him for broadcastkig ' 
from WGY. 

In choosing the radio i» continue 
the attacks he had prevlousiy made 
In "The World" on the exhibitor^, 
Martin reached a much larger au- 
dience — the largest that could be 
reached through any single medium. 
It la probable, too, that his talk 
brought' more people to a correct 
understanding of the tax situation 
than any pre33 publicity had pre- 
viously done. It will be surprising 
If the broadcasting does not hay© 
some effect on the stand of the 
"gyppers," as Martin termed them. 
He berated them In unmerciful 
fashion for their sharp practice In 
retaining th^ tax which Congress 
had intended to lift from the pocket 
book of the public, and declared that 
they did not have a leg on which to 
stand. 

Martin sold that some of the ex- 
hibitors "had the nerve" to defend 
their stand to him. insisting that the 
public did not care about the few 
cents the tax reduction involved. 
The critic told his. listeners that the 
"gypping" exhibitors regarded them 
as cattle, and were laughing in- 
wardly at their stupidity in contin- 
uing to pay the tax after Congross 
had repealed it. He estimated that 
on a l,600-8eat house, with the low- 
est possible tax, two cents, the ejt- 
hibltors ^ere cheating tlkelr patrons 
out of 1210 a week. Martin repeated 
this amount two or three tlmeA, to 
let it sink into the minds' of the 
tadlo fans. 

Salacious Titles, Too 

After hearing his flve-vtinute dis- 
tourse on the subject, no iierson 
Could fall to understand how some 
^f the exhibitors are taking advan- 
tage of the public. Another matter 
IWhlch Martin handled tvithout 
feloves in hla talk waa that*of sala- 
cious titles. Quinn had evidently 
been reading Variety, for he com- 
tnented on Will Hays 'speech before 
^he Wampas on this question. He 
tharacterlzed It as "the frankest In 
Ithe history of the Alms." 
_ After outlining the main points In 
Hays' talk, Martin turned to the dis- 
tussion of a speclflo illustration of 
the salaclous-title evil. He men- 
tioned the Famous Players-Lasky 
list of releases for the coming sea- 
son, saying th»t the heads of the 
title department had apparently 
isought to descend "the ladder of 
common decency' 'as low as they 
could In selecting the tltl«!) for the 
.various pictures. 

Famous mayers-lAsky was not 
the only company guilty of picking 
Salacious titles to put over their 
films at the box office, Martin de- 
clared. He estimated that a snappy, 
isexy title might be worth aa much 
ias $26,000 to a picture, but said 
that its use was poor business in the 
long run. 

In a lighter vein, "The World" ex- 
pert talked about Mary Plckford 
and Douglas Fairbanks. He said 
that Mary was "the soul of op- 
.tlmism." and that to her the world 
was "all brightness." This-quallty 
>n her had Inspired Fairbanks to 
inake "The Thief of Badgad," Mar- 
tin believed. He quoted her as say- 
ing that of all the places which she 
had visited In her tours abroad, 
none was so lovely as her own home, 
"Plckfalr." in Hollywood. 

Martin's Confession 

Martin confessed to be enamoured 
of Miss Plckford, but declared that 
It was better to say nice things about 
her when she was aUve than to wait 
until she was dead. 

After more airy persiflage along 
the same line, the critic discussed 
"Manhandled," Gloria Swanson's 
la.stest starring vehicle. Me gave 
the picture and the star a great 
Nug, urging all his Il8tf>ner:. to see 
the flhn. Martin toqk a wallop, how- 
ever, at the title, saying that It was 
misleading and box offlcey. He also 
dlscussoil "Single Wives," Corlnne 
OrlUlb-fl lr>t«at vehicle. Wbll* 



ARGUMENTS ON POINTS 
IN ANN LUTHER'S CASE 



Ben Rothwell Classes Her with 

Grace Darmond and Mildred 

Harris as an Actress 



Los Angi'les, Aug. 12. 

Argument on Ave points of the 
petttron to dismiss Ann LutU.er's 
suit against Jack White continued 
before Judge Valentine today after 
White had denied three of Mias 
Luther's allegations of Monday, 

Miss Luther asked permission to 
flie an amended answer of Ave 
pages, claiming to show that a con- 
tract existed between the two. This 
was denied. 

The defense, in a petition, con- 
tended that no contract had been 
made and that no consideration had 
been passed; that if a contract had 
been violated the state fraud law, 
which compels execution within a 
year, had not been invoked ana 
Miss Luther had made no demand] 
for the fulfilment of a contract, 
and also that there wa« no evidence 
of his refusal to carry out a con- 
tract. If a 60-50 agreement, this 
proposition by which Miss Luther 
alleges White i>ronUsed to make a 
star of her, it was partnership, and 
she should resort to a court of 
equity for a dissolution, according 
to White's argument. 

Ben Rotkwell, picture agent, tes- 
tified that two years ago Mias 
Luther refused to consider a con- 
tract, saying she was already unjer 
contracts Under cross-examination 
Rothwell admitted that he had tried 
for three years to place her, but was 
not successful, placing her in the 
same class as Grace Darmond and 
Mildred Harris as actresses. 



THIN FILM 



Bureau of Standard's Process Cet- 
luoid Very Fins ' 



Washington, Aug. 12. 

Celluloid films so thin that 2S4,- 
000 of them could be packed Into a 
space an iach thick, have been pro- 
duced by the Bureau of Standards. 
They were made by dissolving the 
celluloid In amyl acetate and drop- 
ping the solution on a clean water 
surface, allowing the acetate to 
evaporate. These films are intended 
for use in connection with some X- 
ray studfe« the bureau is undertak- 
ing. 

When asked regarding the possi- 
bilities of applying this process to 
the motion picture film, James R. 
Randolph, of the bureau, stated, that 
It might be possible to do so, but 
their very thinness would be the 
chief drawback, unless the process 
was perfected so as to give them the 
same amount of strength the pres- 
ent film possesses. 

Mr. Randolph believes that should 
the necessity arise that this much- 
need strength could be given these 
thin films. 

\ 

PLATINQ FOB MARLBOROUGH 

In the first of the new pictures to 
be made by Marlborough Productions, 
Inc., formed by Schuyler E. Gray and 
John McCutcheon, Alice ^Lake has 
been engaged to play the feminine 
lead. 

Others are Mary Thurman, Tyrone 
Power, Maurice Costello, Thoma* 
LAke and Gkorge Sedley. 



praising tb» Star's talent mA her 
beauty, h* aatd tbat ttM plctur* fell 
to "mtf IB dmauato quaWjr." At 
tha eloM of hi* talk, tha erttte had 
a good ww« for Rudolfih Tatoattao, 
wlM, fa* oh«raot*riMd. mm' ^ «orklng 
good teOoir.* 

BoMftad Hla Bom 
thirlng Iris ohat. Martin had oe- 
' oaslon to mention Herbert Bayard 
Swop*, of "The World," who he | 



LLOYD AND DAVIES 
ADKD It) F. P. REPORT 



Six liew Stars for Paramount 

Lined Up by Latest 

Rumor 



PROSPECTIVE PARAMOUNT 
PRODUCERS AND STARS 



David Wark Qrlfflth. 
Harold Lloyd. 
Douglas Fairbanks. 
Mary Plckford. 
Charles Chaplin. 
Marlon Davles. 



From recent activities Adolph 
Zukor seenu to be sitting oretty as 



far as annexing the productions of 
Harold Lloyd, David Wark Qrifllth. 
Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Plckford, 
"Charles Chaplin and Marlon Da- 
vies. 

As far as Qrlfflth Is concerned, 
the Zukor offices have already cor- 
ralled him ta a tentative agreement 
to produce and distribute through 
Paramount. Paramount has offl- 
clany "okehed" the Griffith plan, 
with the United Artists issuing a 
statement via ' Hiram Abrama that 
Griffith cannot leave the United 
without entangling himself In a big 
court action. 

As far as can be discerned the 
Paramount does not seem to be 
worried and banks on D. W. being 
within their ranks. 

A quiet conference between emis- 
saries of the Paramount organisa- 
tion and Mary Plckford and Doug- 
las Fairbanks indicates she Is 
thinking seriously of throwing her 
futuie i)roductlons Into the Para- 
mount releasing channels, with 
Miss i?ickford*a affiliation apt to 
bring Fairbanks Into the Para- 
mount fold. 

That Fairbanks and Miss Mary 
cut short their Buropean and pro- 
posed world's tour to return here 
and decide their future distribution' 
In channels more to the liking and 
purse of the producers-stars is a 
fact. While the United Artists' ex- 
ecutives are out with an emphatic 
statement that their future produc- 
tions are tied up, it doesn't cover 
the activities that bespeak final ar- 
rangements for a physical distribu- 
tion of their productions with Para- 
mount. 

It la a 100 to 1 shot that Harold 
Lloyd, following the makinc of one 
more production, will go through 
the Pathe-Assoclated Exhibitors re- 
leasing channels, will cast his pro- 
ductions with Paramount. 

Atop the Griffith, Plckford, Fair- 
banks and Lloyd affiliations that 
are believed as certain comes a 
further report that Charles Chap- 
lin also has his eyes cast toward 
the year in and year out distribut- 
ing sources that a Paramount con- 
nection offers for his pictures. 

Furthermore, rumor baa It that 
Marion Davles, the star of . "Janice 
Meredith" and other big produc- 
tions, may be a Paramount star 
long before 1925 has come and gone, 
if only for the "Peter Pan" role she 
is after. 

The future alliance of all these 
stars Is laid to' one angle only, 
namely, the distributive protection 
of the producers and the stars, who, 
In this particular oaaa, happen to be 
producers. 

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Just a Dandng Partner, 
la Bamej, SajB Lois 

liOfl Anffalaa, Amg. H. 
Lois Wilson, wbo arrlrad today 
from Now York, said that Barney 
Baruok, Jr., was a good enough dan- 
cinff tartasr, but that wasnt anough 
to warrant marrying him. 



XABEL MORMAHD'S VACATION 

Duluth, Aug. 12. 
Mabal Nonnand, with ^Mr. and 
Mrs. Chandler Sprague, of I^ns Antil- 
les, have been at Burntslilo l^nUe. 
near here, for a week. They will 
shortly leave the resort. 



New Rochelle Studios Are 
Again Bec<miing Active 

Tha FUcher Studios (old Than- 
hauBor) out In New Rochelle, N. Y., 
are a«-Aln appearing active In the 
producing field. 

Sometime ago the Square Art 
Film Company began the first of 
a series of 12 two-reel comedies, 
the second of which Is now In the 
process of completion. 

Another company, the Motion 
Picture Arts, Inc., has begun work 
on a full length film and will be 
located tbere permanently. One 
company taked exteriors while the 
other Is working in the studio. 

Schuyler Grey is president of the 
Motion Picture Arts, while John L. 
McChutheon is director. The flrst 
reler.se now in preparation will be 
named "Vhe Lady and tha Law," 
from the pen of Lewis Allen Brown. 



ADVERTISING TRUTH 
ADVOMTED M IfTTER 



Kansas City Paper Prints It- 
Good Reading for 
Distributors 



Kansas City, Aug. It. i 

The following letter, in one of 
the local papers, may give the 
powers that be in the film ladiiatry 
something to think over when plan- 
ning their pubtioity stuff. It'fe right 
along the line that you cant fool 
all of the people all the tlma and 
shows the trend of thiaca in the 
minds of some of tlie . fans. The 
letter: 

"It seems time that someone said 
something about misleading adver- 
tisamenta wMch. unfortanately, ap- 
pear with ratka* startling eo»- 
;9tancy from our motion picture 
producers. I understand this is 
something with which the local ea- 
hlbltor has nothing to do, all posters 
and other material being prepared 
at the atudlo. StlU, if be would 
insist that tha advastlsing ntatartal 
give a true indication ot the fUm, 
l>erhaps bis wo*4 wo«ld carry much 
weight. ' ■ 

"For one thing It seems that the 
lithograph artists pick out the 
most risque incident !n the entire 
film to Illustrate ' for the posters. 
Often, if the scene Illustrated ever 
was I.I tfae picture, It has . been 
eliminated by the censor, and hence 
the poster not only offends those of 
'finer sensibilities' but proves down- 
right disappointing to those who 
visit the theatre in anticipation of 
witnessing something in %lms which 
might be compared In at least one 
respect to Sherwood Anderson or 
James Branch Cabel In literature. 

"If you start a movement for 
truth In advertising In motion pic- 
tures you may depend upon my 
hearty support." 



COAST LOVE COMES HIOH 

Los Angeles, Aug, 12. 
Jane Raun, secretary to James 
Cruze, was named defendant In a 
$100,000 alienation action filed by 
Catherine Radke, who charges Miss 
Raun stole the love of her husband, 
John Henry Radke Fournler. 



DiCKTALMADGE 
WILL RECOVER 



Neck in Brace for Month 

— About Four Months 

Before Returning 



Los Angeles, Aug. 12. 

Richard Talmadge, picture stunt 
star who sustained a broken neck 
last week while doing a scene In 
"Stepalong Lively," an Abraham 
Carlos production, will live accord- 
ing to statements made at the Hol- 
lywood HospltaL 

Dr. Donald Casg and Dr. BUis 
Jonar who hold a consultation after 
examining X-ray platea taken of the 
Injured man's neck aay that the 
fractured vartbrae showed plainly 
on the plate. They have ordered a 
special collar made for him, mostly 
of eelkilold, Iihended to hold the 
neck stiffly for the time necessary 
to allow tha fracture to hoaL It 
win be at least three or four waaka 
bafore the collar can ba removed 
and several weeks more before there 
will be freedom of movment la the 
ne«k. 

The accident happened whan Tal- 
niadge was making a flying leap 
Into an automobile. Ha struck his 
neck against the opposite side of 
the car. It is said by Dr. Jones 
t^at Talmadca will be able to per- 
form his stunts again la thraa or 
four montha. 



Wni BE MADE EAST 

"Lost World" on Coast- 
Other Productions Not East 
Until Spdng 



Los Angales, Aug. 12. 

"Declnase," In which Cbrlnne Grtf- 
flth will appear following the pro- 
duction of ' 'Wilderness" und^r the 
First National banner, wUl be made 
In the east. Tha company is ex- 
pected to leave here for New Tork 
late in September, but the balance 
of the First National companias ^111 
not be sent east until some time naxt 
spring, probably April or Mt^y- 

It is said that the work on the 
making of "The Lost World," which 
win be the stellar release on the 
First National program for tbe com- 
ing season will keep Barl Hudson, 
the production manager for the (Con- 
cern, here until the early part of 
the winter and that until he is ready 
to start the companies will operate 
hcae. 



STORT FOR KERRT 

Jay Gelzer has been engaged by 
Carl Laemmie to write an origlnni 
story for Norman Korry'n first 
starring vehicle, upon which Uni- 
versal is soon to start work. 



EARNINGS OF PRODUCERS AND 
EXHIBITORS WILL BE PUBLISHED 



I J JM 



Internal Revenue CotMnission loibliMling Them in 
Animal Report A musemeals L«d Special 
CUmm in LaH Yearns Ineona R ep p > | 



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ffha total Increaee ta tas 
l$M per cant 

New Tork led wtth I.IM/NS f 
tuma, with an averace net 



Mies Normand Is there for a com- 
tenned, 'tt\0 |T*ate^ m«a to n^wv- I plete rest among tbi balsam and 



waves la the past yea*, tha greateat ef |t,727.41, the average tas »^ 

amount earned U divided inte four retora totaling lia.U. Tkla VM 
cUases— amusementa, medicine, lawaa taorease la the averac* net ta> 
and tha hotel buslaeaa. These fouroome over the prevloua jrwr dC 
constituted, from the Income angle, 2t.tl per cent 

according to the Bureau of Internal Tbere were in the entire fl6iiiitrr 
Revenue, 32.10 per oent ot the total <7 persons who reported their la- 
earn I ngs. come aa la axoesa of $1,009,000 

There were 6,787,481 personal In- yearly. 
come returns made, with the aggre- When Commlssleasr D. H. Blair 
gate net Income reported by thesemakee fals annual report, which ts 
returns i>eing )21,}3<,212,<50, while expected to be ready la Ootober for 
the tax amounted to tS<l,0S7.S08, the last fiscal year ot the govern- 
accordtrig to the preliminary figures, ment. It will contain atatlstloa on 
This is an Increase of 1.88 per oent. the earnings of the film prodUQlng 
in the (timber of returns, and close companies as wen M tht lfj|tfi>~ 
fat A t BK PWt. InoMMD ih Iticiag corporatlQan '. ' : ;.,^ . > t '. U.; 



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Wedqetdayt August 13, 1924 



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PICTURES 



WcdiBMdijiv August 13, 1924 



lOVE AND GIORY," AT $1.65 TOP, 
UNDER $2,000 AT LYRIC LAST WEEK 



lAINSIREET OVER 
$12,000 AGAIN IN L C 



Second Week Expected No Better for Universar* 
Picture— Strand Sink* to $15,500, but A»tor 
Hold* Up— "Broken Barriers" Held Capitol'* 
Gro*s Down to $32,000 



i 

The opening of "Janice Meredith" 
at the Cosmopolitan laat Tuesday 
waa the Mg kick of the film week. 
Another apeclal, "OiOve and Qlory,'* 
preceded the Hearst picture by one 
niffht. opening at the Lyric. "Jan- 
Ice," however, the latest of the 
Marlon Davles starrlncr Tehlcles. 
ehow^ extraordinary box office pull 
during the torrid days last week, 
tjM checked ap to Saturday night 
(9 performances) at around |12,- 
100. 

"Love and Olory" had no such 
luck. Panning notices from the 
dallies were its lot and attendance 
waa pitiful. Saturday night the 
spacious lower floor of the Lorric 
wa4 almost empty, while at one 
■aatlnee 23 admissions were. in. 

"Manhandled** showed holdover 
■trength at tha Rlalto and "The 
Covered Wagon" turned In a good 
week at the RlvoU. although the 
veather breaks hurt these films 
Joat as they did everything else In 
ti>wn. "The Wagon", will probably 
kbld over at the Rlvoll for a third 
week and then move to the Rialto, 
•ecordlng to pr«8ent plana 

"Manhandled" this week did not 
•how strength enough to hold over 
(or a third week at the Rialto and 
that house will probably get a new 
attraction. 

Heat and general weather condi- 
tions affected all the rwun pictures, 
•^•he Thief of Bagdad,*' "The Sea 
Hawk," "The Ten Commandments" 
aad "Dorothy Vernon of HsMldon 
BaU." The latter film has another 
veek to go. Aug. 2S "The Ten 
Comnuindmetns*' succeeds at the 
Criterion, moving down from the 
Cohan. The Cohan will then be 
taken up with a L«wia A Oordon 
laglt show, "The Haunted House.*' 
The panic of this week will bn 
"Monsieur Beaucaire" at the 
Strand. That Paramount opened 
opened Sunday and at every per- 
formance, Including the supper 
•how, drew standing room. "The 
regular scale is on and a record 
week is expected. The film is ex- 
pected to stick at the Strand for 
three weeks, thus equalling the rec- 
ord made by "Girl Shy." 

This week "Girl Shy'* quits the 
Cameo, after having stayed 13 
weeks. "Through the Dark" will 
follow, with the "Messallna'* spec- 
tacle due the week after. 

Estimates for Last Weak 
Astop — "The Sea Hawk' (First 
Kational; 1,131; tl.66). This sea 
spectacle running along at strong 
and consistent pace, and although 
the heat hit it slightly. Its $12,000 
figure waa better than expected. 

Cameo — "Girl Shy" (Pathe; 649; 
SO-85). In 10th week, this Harold 
Lloyd record breaker did 18.320, 
fair figure considering length of 
run and conditions. Business was 
about $700 drop week previous, but 
light pictures were then an added 
attraction. 

Capitol — "Broken Barriers'* (Met- 
ro-Qoldwyn; B.tOO; 60c.-$1.66). It 
flopped out in the biggest houso in 
town, although surrounding show 
excellent. Net gross around $32,- 
000, almost touching the lowest 
figure of the year. New week 
started well with "Wine of Youth," 
adaptation of the play, "Mary the 
Third." Weather this week better, 
whclh gives house and show better 
chance. 

Cohan — "The Ten Command- 
menta" (Paramount). (900; $l-$2). 
Final week at Cohan. Famous* 
lease on the house expires Aug. 24 
and Biblical film will supplant 
"Dorothy Vernon" at the Criterion. 
Last week hit $9,108, excellent con- 
sidering length of un and oppress- 
ive heat. 

Cosmopolitan — "Janice Meredith" 
(Cosmopolitan). (1.K2; $1.60). 
Opened with rush Tuesday night, 
drawing one of biggest premiere 
crowds the town has seen. All 
newspaper notices with exception 
of "Sun" lavish in praise and busi- 
ness from Wednesday matinee un- 
til Saturday night totaled $12,100. 
Tuesday night mostly paper, but 
cash trade after that steady. Indi- 
cations are for run. 

Criterion — "Dorothy Vernon of 
Haddon Hall" (Mary Pickford). 
(808; $lil5). Engagement now 
drawing to close with business 
never big and recently way off. 
Road shows sent out also failed to 
draw. Heat struck here, too, last 
week and left $3,000 or little over 
to show it had been around. Leaves 
Aug. 24. 

Liberty — "The Thief of Bagdad" 
(Douglas Falrban)<s). (1,234; $1.65- 
$2). Strength of draw Indicates 
film should go wel into legit sea- 
•oa without forrinK. *I,a«t week 



NOT VENUS, TWICE 
COULD STAND OFF HEAT 



Balto/s Torridness with B. 0. 

Depression Last Week— ^ 

Grosses Knocked Groggy 



from week previous, but heat imd 
nothing else blamed. 

Lyric — "1mv« and Glory" (Uni- 
versal). (1,406; $1.<6). ynlveraal 
offered this as "a special and took 
the house over for month, l>nt 
dailies raxzed it severely and the 
whole town apparently staying 
away. Its first week grossed un- 
der $2,000 with prospects for sec- 
ond no brighter. Little exploita- 
tion and advertising of set variety. 
Critics condemned it even as pro- 
gram unit. 

Rialto — "Manhandled" (Para- 
mount). (1,9(0; 60-85-90). Came 
down to Hammersteln's old comer 
after knocking out record summer 
business and in second week hung 
up entirely creditable total of $21,- 
788, which means much when the 
weather Is taken into considera- 
tion Held over for third week on 
Broadway. 

Rivoli— "The Covered Wagon" 
(Paramount). (2,260; 60-85-99). 
Brought back after 60 weeks at the 
Criterion, this old reliable which 
has made .records over the nation 
still showed potent Broadway 
strength, and with the breaks 
against it drew $26,786 on week. 
Doing fairly well this week, but in 
between shows weak, due to lack 
oC orchestral accompaniment. 

Strand — "Being Respectable*' 
(Warner Brothers). (2,900; 86-65- 
95). Thla one didn't hit high money 
spots, and its figure of $15,600 is 
lowest In weeka . for Broadway's 
second largest. 



"Enemy Sex," at Newman, 

Reached $12,000 Ust Week 

»— Coogan's N0w Rim 



DOUBLE VALENTINO BILL 
IN DENVER AT 98 



Total Gross Last Week of $16,- 

000, However — Signs Are 

Good but Heat Overcoming 



BaItimor«, An*. It. 
Boz-offlc* grosser 
houses, knocked grosgy by the heat 
of the previous week, ahowod signs 
of recovery Monday night, but the 
torrid weather returned Tuesday, 
100 degrees strong, handing another 
wallop. 75ven the RlvolV whose 
business for past two weeks has 
been phenomenal for the season, 
gave way. 

Business at the big Century with 
the enlarged symphony orchestra 
debuting, with George Wild conduct- 
ing, drew a splendid house Monday 
evening. 

Estimates for last week: 

Century (3,800; 26-76)— "The 
Reckless Age.'* Business started oft 
prommngly but went down with the 
heat.\aAbout $9,000. 

Rivoli (2,260; 26-76)— '*For Sale." 
Conventional film. Waring*s Penn- 
sylvanlans, held over, .proved draw. 

New (1,800; 25-60)— "The Sig-ial 
Tower.'* Not sort of film to suc- 
cessfully buck beat wave. Not over 
$6,500. 

Hippodromo (3,200) — "Venus of 
the South Seas" and vaudeville. 

Garden (3.100)— "The Temple of 
Venus" and vaudaviUe. Venus 
popular subject for picture titles 
last week, but heat drove audiences 
to the great open spacea. About 
$7,000. 

Metropolitan (1,600) — "Behold 
This Woman." Irene Rich, erst- 
while cowgirl of the old Mutual 
days, now decided favorite, but tak- 
ings only siasonal. 

Parkway (1,200) — "Drimis of 
Jeopardy." Considerable number of 
regular patrons of this fashionable 
uptown house are not in town; con- 
sequently gross is down. About 
$2,500. 

This Week 

Century, "Unguarded Woman" ; 
Rivoli, "Single Wives"; New, "Wan- 
derer of the Wasteland"; Hippo- 
drome, "The Way of a Man": Gar- 
den, "Th3 Heart Buster"; Metro- 
politan, "Nellie, the Beautiful Cloak 
Model"; Parkway, "Why Get Mar- 
ried?" 



Kansaa City, Aur 1>- 
Tbo Malnatreet, with lU Jackie 
Coogan featura, "Ltttio Robinaon 
Cnuoe," and an entartalnlng vaudo- 
villa bill, supplemented by a regular 
"chilling** system, waa the one boat 
hot In the downtown anjusement 
houses last week. For somo unex- 
plalnable reason the plcturo atarted 
rather weak Sunday and did not 
show much of a draw until Wednes- 
day, when the tide changed and busi- 
.„ ,__ ,_ ness waa capacity, 
^^♦crr:!-.^— At the other picture house* the 
at tno piotoro _-.v _._ _.,i,«- -rratlc The man- 



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121,000 High and at Wan 

field-4f9,000 at CaK- 

fornia 



week waa rather erratic The man 
agers, on account of having waited 
until S«turday before coming to 
terms with the musicians, had not 
promised much in their Sunday dis- 
plays. 

The Newman had boosted "The 
BMemy Sex" pcture, and hinted 
strongly that it was worth seeing, 
and business was pretty near nor- 
mal. At the Liberty, which dropped 
its 11-piece orchestra and will de.< 
pend upon Organ music, business 
with "The Signal Tower" was right 
up to that of the past few weeks, and 
the price of the musicians saved. 
Friday and Saturday Universal'^ 
international anniversary film, re- 
calling events of the opening of the 
World War, was run as an additional 
feature. 

Last week*s estimates: 
•Newman — "The Enemy Sex** (Par- 
amount) (1,980; 40-50). Betty Comp- 
son. Close to $13,000. 

Royal — "The Shooting of Dan-Mc- 
Grew" (Metro) (890; 40-60). Classed 
as good entertainment, but title did 
not appeal very strongly. $4,700. 

Liberty — "The Signal Tower" 
(Universal) (l.OOO; 26-35). About 
$4,000. 

Mainstroet — "Little Robinson Cru- 
soe" (Goldwyn) (3,400; 26-60).. Fivo 
acta fit vaudeville in addition. Busi- 
ness held up remarkably in spite of 
hot weather, and final count showed 
over $12,000. 

Other first runs at the vaudeville 
houses: "The Drums of Jeopardy," 
Apollo; "Racing Luck," Pantages. 
The Globe offered "Girl Shy" for a 
second run, it having played to big 
business at the Royal a few weeks 
ago. 



Denver, Aug. 12. 

Extreme heat, which sent the 
thermometer up to 98 one day, in- 
terfered with the draw of Valen- 
tino in "Monsieur Beaucaire," at 
the Rialto and Victory (Para- 
mount), but the gross for the two 
houses waa uncommonly good. It 
was a hot spell triumph, so to 
speak, with the double gross aroimd 
$16,000, going some' for a combined 
seating capacity of 2,300 at 50c. top. 

The America, under the new Unl 
versal direction, is picking up. A 
good season is looked for as soon as 
fall is ushered in. 

Last week's estiw^tea: Washington, Aug. 12. 

r,>r'",,°, \. ™.™°lfw'' .^"^"v. '^" Business In the plcturo houses 
60)— Valentino In "Monaleur IBeau- „„ "shot" last week. Heat coupled 
caire, with comedy and Pathe | ^^^^^ August being Washington's of- 



AUGUST AS HOLIDAY 
TOO MUCH IN WASH. 

Nothing Did Anything There 

Last Week in Picture 

Line 



HELD FOK FOBOEKT 

Los Angeles, Aug. 12. 
Melba Coleman, 20, motion pic- 
ture actress, la held by the police 
on charges of suspicion that she 
forged UK names of a number of 
picture actors and actresses who 
are patrons of downtown stores to 
checks which t^tal more than $200. 
She will be arraigned for a bearing 
Aug. 14. 



San Franelaoo, Aug. ix 
There waa praottcally nO outatanA* 
ins boz-offlee groaa last week amon^ 
the big pictaro houaes unless one i«i 
garda the unexpectedly brisk openliM 
that the Warfleld aujoyed with "Tba 
Marriage Cheat" 

Most of the taousea offered ba| 
ordinary featurea and did buslncH 
acoordingly. The Warfield leaped 
Into an early lead, evidently by vir* 
tuo of the featuro'a title. 

The Granada ■creened "The Signal 
Tower" with Virginia Valley, and 
put on with it a aensatlonal stag* 
act called "Underground Paris." The 
act waa considerably better than the 
film, particularly the two sensational . 
Apache dancera in it. Week held vp 
about average. The California had 
"Being Keapeciable," with Maria 
Prevost. Average stuff, that did av> 
erage business. 

The Strand had "The Arizona Bz« 
press," another film with a "punch" 
scene. It got the "melo" lovers and 
averaged out aatlsfactorily for thia 
house. 
Estimates for last week: 
California — "Being Respectable^ 
(3,400; 55-90.) About average open* 
Ing, with balance of week normal. 
Stage act augmented by Laurel Be« 
muth held over. $19,000. 

Granada — "The Signal Tower* 
(3,840; 65-90). Sensational featurea 
given wide publicity and earned 
fairly good opening, but nothing out 
of ordinary. Stage act called "Un* 
derground Paris" and Paul Ash and 
Synco-Symphonists helped to draw. 
Act a pip. Around $18,000. 

Imperial — "The Covered Wagon"- 
(1,400; 66-90). Third week at popn* 
lar prices, held up exceptionally weU. 
$10,000. 

Warfield— "The Marriage Cheat" 
(3,800; 66-90). Got unexpected big 
opening, believed due to title rather 
than star, aa L<eatrlce Joy stranger 
to Warfleld audiences. Picture well 
liked. Pretentious stage act, "Flap- 
per Chinois," with pretty Chinese 
girls, helped at box office. Big at 
$21,000. 

Strand — "The Arisona Expresa" 
(1,700; 20-30). Another feature that 
relies chiefly on thrilling situation, ^ 
widely advertised. Earned fair start - 
and did about average gross of $4,600. 
Cameo — "Ladfea to Board," Tom 
Mix (900; 36-60). Opening very sat* 
Isfaotory, as Mix favorite at Cameow 
Picture stood ^p and drew $4,600. 



ZASST LEAVES FOE COAST 

John Zanft left New York yester- 
day for Los Angeles, where he will j 
look after William Fox*a building ! 
interests. « 



ipNHANDLEiy SHOWS CLASS; 
'$11,000 LAST WEEK-HELD OM 



news. Hit around $7,900. 

Victory (Paramount; 1,250; 36- 
60) — Valentino in "Monsieur Beau- 
caire." Close to $7,760. 

Colorado (BIshop-Cass ; 2,760; 
40-50)— Corlnne Grlfllth in "Single 
Wives," comedy, International 
News and entertainment unit Near 
$7,600. 

America (Universal; 1,630; SO- 
40)— "The - - - 



flclal vacation month — the govern 
ment clerkn all live for this- month 
through the entire year — did it 

Estimates for laat week: 

Columbia — "Wanderer of the 
Wasteland' (Paramount). (1,233; 
21-81-50.) $8,000, liberal. 

Metropolitan — "Single Wives" 
(First National). (1,642; 26-36-50.) 
Liked from every angle. Could 



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$4,800. 



'MOTHER-IN-LAW" 



Sued for $25,000 by Roy Harlow for 
Alienation 



Mrs. 

Marie 



Loa Angeles, Aug. 12. 
Marie Mosqulnl, mother of 
MosquinI, picture actress, 
who was sued for $26,000 damages 
by the latter's husband, Roy Harlow, 
an Insurance broker, entered a 
categorial dental to the charges 
made In the complaint that she was 
responsible for the estrangement 
between the couple, In her answer 
filed In the Superior Court. 
. The answer denied Mrs. Mosqulnl 
had dominated her daughter, or that 
she bad ever sought to control her 
finances. Mrs. Mosqulnl also refuses 
to assume the blame for the domes- 
tic unhapplness of the couple, and 
declared that If her daughter and 
son-in-law were unable to get along 
together It was because of Harlow's 
"cruel and inhuman treatment" of 
his wife. 

Harlow ha.< nn action for divorce 



About $9,500. 

Palace — "The Sideshow of Life" 
(Paramount). (2,432; 21-31-60.) 
With large capacity, $8,000 about 
hits business. 

Rialto— "The Signal Tower" (Uni- 
versal). (1,876; 25-60.) Didn't do 
much; $4,000. 

Tivoli — "Don't Doubt Your Hus- 
band." (1,962; 26-60.) Presenta- 
tion talked about, picture liked but 
not much business. Possibly $3,000. 



Only Picture in Philly That Held Up Despite IntenMl 
Heat — Around $20,000 at Stanley— Low Grof4 
at Karltoa 



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ponding against his /ife in (he Bi- 
•hecked at $V^6C«. about $'A000. off Perior Court. . ' 



Husband's Language No 
Riot with Marjorie Peters 



Los Angeles, Aug. 12. ^ was lucky, 



Marjorie Violet Peters hassled a 
complaint In the Superior Court 
asking that a divorce be granted 
her from* Jack Elden Peters, an aU' 
tomobtle race driver, ojn the grounds 
that he made offensive remarks to 
her when she asked him to take her 
on hunting and fishing trips. 

Mrs. Peters also alleges that when 
he recently competed In races at 
the Aecot Speedway that he forbade 
lire witnessing the event^. 



PhtladelphU, Aug. 12. 

Philly has had its share and more 
of hot weather this summer, but last 
week drew the prize. Despite the 
phenomenally high temperature, one 
picture was able to jump into the 
knock-out class, and showed enough 
stuff to warrant the putting oft for 
a week the engagement of so highly 
heralded a picture as "Monsieur 
Beaucaire." That picture was 
"Manhandled." 

Otherwise picture business was 
at a low level. "The Knemy Sex," 
although given friendly (if not en- 
thusiastic) notices by the critics, 
just managed to get by at the Stan- 
ley, thanks to the clientele that that 
house gets, rain or shine, summer or 
winter, and regardless of the fea- 
ture. If it beat $20,000 on Jhe week, 



"SECEETS" AT CAPITOL 

A booking arrangement brings 
"Secrets," the Norma Talmadge 
picture, to the Capltol ,next week,, 
starting Sunday. i . ; j ; , 



The Fox didn't reap a harvest In 
shekels either, its feature being 
Jitnies ittskwood in "Wandering 
Husbands." The picture wasn't 
highly praised, but Enrno Rapee's 
surrounding bill which Included 
William Dunn and Opal Hlxon In a 
dance number, William Royalo, and 
Marguerite White, two excellent 
soloists, and Mile. Chantel, pianiste, 
was given plenty of praise by the 
critics. 

"Babbitt" Was Week 

The Karlton had "Babbitt* and 
in a week of normal weather might 
have cashed in to good advantage 
on the book's reputation. However, 
with the boosted temperature and 
some knocks by the reviewers, it 
scarcely prnzed $2,260. The Victoria 
advertised heaviiy with "A Son of 



the Sahara," aa a "sacond Shelk.'^ ~, 
but this also was not received ta^ ] 
too well In the dalllea, and was bun i 
by the heat, the usual drop-* I 
crowds keeping off the hot sido* \ 
walks of Market street. "Womes , 
Who Give*' did oven leaa at the Pal* 1 
ace. I 

This week's featurea Include Tm j 
Arab" at the Stanley; "Matt- \^ 
handled," continuing at the Staa* ] 
ton; "The Plunderer" at the Ttm* 5 
and "The Woman on the Jury, J 
Karlton. ^^ j 

"Monsieur Beaucaire," at th« 1 
Stanton, Aug. 26; "The Covered-^ 
Wagon". inauguratea the new" policy ', 
at the Globe (formerly vaude) Au* i 
30, and "The Sea Hawk" Is expectediH 
In at the Aldine at the same tima a 
Estimates for Last Weak - 

Stanley — "The Enemy 8er , 
(Paramount). Not much of draw 
agalnirt heat. Lucky If It beat $20j- 
000. No big added features. (4,00*- 
35-50-75). 

Stanton — "Manhandled" (Para- 
mount, 2d week). Real succes^i^ 
proving, with all. existing obst.acl«* 
what big drawing card can do;. 
gross of better than $11,600 claimed, 
with excellent chance for boost 
Stay until Aug. 23, (1,700, 35-50-76)_. , 
Fox — "Wandering Hushanda ) 
Didn't draw well, flne surrounding I 
bill helping s<une. Around $11,006.; 
Return of Al Moore's Orchestl«, 
ouKht to help this week. (3.000,99). 
Karlton — "Babbitt" (Warners). 
Couldn't do much in face of heat 
Beat ».000 hr